10 movies everyone should watch on St. Patrick's Day

The reason the Irish celebrate March 17 as St. Patrick's Day is because tradition has it that St. Patrick died on March 17 in the year 460.

One stands for Ireland, St. Patrick and his day.

Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Attend these St. Patrick's events to get a feeling of Ireland in Mumbai. Irish soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War held the first St. Patrick's Day parades.

As the story goes, when Saint Patrick was 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he worked as a shepherd for six years.

Once again this year, FOX 4 is honored to be the official broadcast and livestream partner of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, presented by McCarthy Auto Group.

Well, according to history.com: St. Patrick's Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the patron saint of Ireland. According to one 12th century legend, Saint Patrick spoke to two ancient Irish warriors - Caîlte mac Ronaîn and Oisîn - and by using a shamrock, or three-leaf clover, to symbolize the Holy Trinity, converted them. If you just want to chow down and drink, The Palm Restaurant will have a four-course Irish beer dinner paired with various ales, lagers and stouts.

How will you spend your St. Patrick's Day? Participants will also get an opportunity to sip on over 50 varieties of beer and gorge on scrumptious food like shawarma, pizza, burger, fries and desserts.

The best way to start St. Patrick's Day 2017 might be waking up and sharing something amusing with your friends on Facebook or WhatsApp, or whatever happens to be your social media of choice. He was a force in early Ireland for community and changes, reportedly taking time to settle disputes between neighbors and perform marriages, strove to free the oppressed, built many churches and educated the poor.

A St Patrick's Day that is worthy of the name should join us together in thanking God for all those who have given us our individual understanding of the Christian faith. Plus, these Irish dishes are not only delicious, they're also excellent at absorbing alcohol.

Learn more about Patrick at Celebrating Spot and The Holiday Spot.

Today, the parade marches up 5th Avenue, starting at 44th Street at 11am proceeding up to 79th Street, and is reviewed from the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of NY.

  • Salvatore Jensen