Londoners set to turn city green for St. Patrick's Day
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 6:17
The start of the year was a little low on holidays, but Saint Patrick Day will provide some spark to people. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday where families take the day off. And when he did return to Ireland, he didn't banish snakes from the Emerald Isle. He returned to Ireland and converted the people to Christianity. Early artworks depicted St. Patrick wearing blue vestments.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 because it believed to be the anniversary of the saint's death in 461 AD.
To celebrate, Dublin hosts a four-day St. Patrick's Day festival, which according to their site, aims "to offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebration in the world".
For most of the 20th century, St. Patrick's Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation's pubs were closed for business on March 17. Today, the network sponsors St. Patrick's Day parades in cities such as Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka.
At a time of mass migration across the globe, I become increasingly aware that Patrick was a migrant and, on his first visit to Ireland, an unwilling one. Celebrate this occasion by sending some cool Funny Saint Patrick's Day Wishes and make everyone feel happy.
"Honestly, I like it", Robertson said, who doesn't have any concrete plans yet. "Also, there are different celebrations all across Ireland and it is fun to see the next day how each city celebrated". Of course, it is St.Patrick's Day (also known as the Feast of St Patrick). "St. Patrick's Day here, to Irish, is like Thanksgiving to Americans, in a way".
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!
Although the feast day falls during the Lenten Season, Saxon said the church lifts prohibitions on eating meat so that Catholics can enjoy the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was in 1762 in NY, when Irish soldiers and ex-patriots swathed themselves in green - a symbol of Irish pride that was banned in Ireland at the time - and took to the streets to sing Irish songs, play traditional tunes on bagpipes and drink. While there isn't an Irish bar on Kauai, there are other local establishments to go for a pint and celebrate the evening.