Saint Patrick's Day: Everything you need to know!

According to the Christian Science Monitor. The Irish-American population is larger than the entire population of Ireland.

"After I arrived in Ireland, I tended sheep every day, and I prayed frequently during the day", he wrote in his "Confessions". And one in four are planning to mark the day in some way on Saturday. And so he returned to Ireland as a missionary to convert the native druids.

"The quality over here is nearly the exact same as what we have in Ireland". Patricius is derived from the Latin term for "father figure". Paddy's Day pinching runs rampant on March 17.

Although there are a number of places that could satisfy any of St. Patrick's tastes, here are a few that are definitely worth checking out for the holiday.

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and is celebrated for bringing Christianity to the country.

With March comes a flood of green and gold as enthusiasts of the Emerald Isle excitedly prepare for St. Patrick's Day.

Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director of The Onondaga Historical Association said that the early traditions involving the parade are largely in part due to the rich Irish history that exists in Onondaga County. Despite its origins, St Patrick's Day has grown into a global celebration of Irish culture, with celebrations held all over the world.

In fact, laws restricted the nation's pubs from operating business on this day until 1970 where St. Patrick's Day was reclassified as a national holiday to allow the revelers to drink.

St. Patrick's Day, an Irish religious holiday, celebrates the anniversary of Saint Patrick's death.

This weekend the celebration continues for everything that is Irish.

He also called for Irish people to "forge new links" with descendants of past migrants. Before that, blue was the color associated with St. Patrick. Or is it? The Daily Clog made a decision to do some digging into the history of this special day. We start with basic steps and work up. During the Irish Rebellion of 1798, an uprising against British rule in Ireland, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on March 17 to make a political statement. They believed the little creatures would pinch whomever they could find, but fortunately, leprechauns couldn't see green.

"A big thank you to Father Bill Adams for all his help and the Knights of Columbus who will have lots of great things to eat for sale in the Church's parking lot", Murphy said.

For New Yorkers looking to embrace a Victorian-style St. Patrick's Day, they can head Oscar Wilde. As he spread the gospel, St. Patrick famously used a three-leaf clover to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity.

Diners get to play the jury once again in the Murder on Us Dinner Theater production of the mystery/comedy "Murder at the Irish Wake", at DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St., Bristol, (401) 254-2005,, on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 and include the show, a four-course dinner, tax and gratuity.

Boston is home to some legendary Irish pubs, so take the opportunity to stop by the Green Dragon in the West End or The Gate Bar and Restaurant in Jamaica Plain.

Murphy recalled how this parade began.

Snappers is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration and parade.

South Park Sips: Hope Street's open-air Prank bar is a great spot to grab a drink, take a seat and watch people go by.

  • Salvatore Jensen