Did you know that Saint Patrick's day is celebrated in more countries than any other National Festival?
March.17th, Saint Patrick's Day, The Feast of Saint Patrick, or in Irish,"Lá Fhéile Pádraig" The Day of the Festival of Patrick. This is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461) the foremost patron saint of Ireland
It was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th Century and is observed by churches like the Catholic Church, Anglican Communion (most notably the Church of Ireland), Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.
Today, it's a publicly recognized holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat
But, what are we celebrating?
Mainly, Saint Patrick himself, the arrival of Christianity in Ireland along with the Heritage and Culture of the Irish.
The customary wearing of green and shamrocks stem from Saint Patrick using the 3 leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Pagan Irish. The number three has significant meaning to the Irish having many triple Deities.
Historically, lent restrictions around eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, hence the encouraged tradition of alcohol consumption.
Parades, Festivals, Green and Shamrocks can be seen world wide on Saint Patrick's day where everyone is Irish for a day!
So grab your green clothes, adorn yourself in shamrocks, celtic jewelry and go celebrate!
Have a peek at my Celtic Collection to help you adorn yourself in Irish tradition for the day!