The Society: Holidays: (St. Patrick's Day Holidays )

During the fifth century, Patrick took the message of Christianity from his homeland to the country of Ireland. Before his death on March 17, 460, Patrick planted more than 2,000 churches in the nation. A few centuries later, he was named the patron saint of Ireland. Today, people around the world celebrate March 17 as St. Patrick's Day. For some, especially in Ireland, the day is observed as a religious holiday. Most, however, simply celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of Ireland by wearing green, dancing a jig, and plucking a shamrock or two. Sites listed in this section should be suitable for visitors of all ages, but designed primarily for adult visitors. St. Patrick's Day Holidays Society.

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick ( Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig , "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick ( c. (wikipedia)