Get Ready to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 2020

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, despite the fact that he was not from 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, as well as 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.

There are tons of fun things to do on or around St. Patrick’s Day in the area, including the 47th Annual Silky O’Sullivan Beale Street Parade on Saturday March 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Find a complete list of ways to celebrate on or leading up to St. Patrick’s Day here at

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