March 17, 2017
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 holiday celebrated March 17. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. This day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of our MRG apartment community residents!