St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious festival that is celebrated on the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, which is 17th March. St. Patrick was a Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He was known as “Apostle of Ireland“. The Patron Saint of Ireland was especially known for its services to Ireland.
This day is celebrated in memory of Saint Patrick. People celebrate it by going to parades and making dinner recipes. St. Patrick’s Day is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.
It is celebrated across the globe, especially in Ireland, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Argentina, and Canada. On this day the restrictions on eating and drinking are lifted for the day. Which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption?
What is St Patrick’s Day all about?
There is a very great history behind St Patrick’s Day as it is one of the most important festivals of Ireland and Irish people all over the world. In today’s world, other countries than Ireland have also started celebrating this day. In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal.
Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs. They cook Irish food and drink. There are many activities for kids such as crafts, coloring, and games. Some communities even go so far on dye rivers or streams green.
St Patrick’s Day History
This event commemorates the life of St Patrick. He was a missionary who worked in Ireland and is said to have died on March 17 ( hence St Patricks Day ) in the fifth century.
He played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity. Now, his feast day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture and is celebrated in various countries.
On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. As Irish patriotism grew among American immigrants, the annual holiday began to grow in popularity with different “Irish Aid” societies holding annual parades.
In 1962, as immigrants began to spread throughout the United States, a new annual St Patrick’s Day tradition was born in Chicago. In 1962, city pollution workers dyed the Chicago River green to commemorate the holiday.
Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
St Patrick’s Day Images
Saint Patrick’s Day Images are easily available and you can download them for free. If you like these images, then you can also share them on social sites with your friends and family.
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun and Shamrocks Wallpaper
Here you can download naught leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Wallpaper. Also four and three-leaved St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Shamrocks Wallpaper for this wonderful festival.
St Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards
St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Coloring Image Pages
St Patricks Day Quotes
“The shamrock is a religious symbol. St. Patrick said the leaves represented the trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That’s why four-leaf clovers are so lucky, you get a bonus, Jesus.” -Stephen Colbert
“Same thing every year, getting up at the crack of dawn, drinking, fighting, throwing up, pissing on walls and then you leave the house and things get bad. ” -Greg Fitzsimmons
“St. Patrick’s Day is a holy day for Roman Catholics in Ireland to pray and a day for drunk people to vomit with their pants down in New Jersey.” -Margot Leitman on “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil” – Jon Stewart
“Making it [St. Patrick’s Day] a great day for the Irish, but an ok day if you’re looking for a quiet tavern to talk, read or have a white wine spritzer.” -Jon Stewart
St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Quotes
There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living,
How in the hell can he drink when he’s dead?
Alcohol is a very necessary article. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
Here’s to the wine we love to drink, and the food we like to eat.
Here’s to our wives and sweethearts, let’s pray they never meet.
Here’s champagne for our real friends And real pain for our sham friends.
And when this life is over, may all of us find peace.
I wish drinking green beer on St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t the closest you’ll come this year to eating a vegetable.
Funny Irish Drinking Toasts for Saint Patrick’s Day 2020
May this bottle of wine be ever full.
May the roof above us be always remain
And May we all be in haven
Before the devil gets a whatsapp last seen alert.
Drink makes us drunk.
Drunk makes us fall asleep
Falling asleep we can’t commit sins.
No sins means gateway to haven..
So let’s all drink and wake up in haven.
St Patrick’s Day Messages
Wishing you the many wonderful things that an Irish blessing will bring. Happiness, joy, love, and laughter, may your day be content and may you smile happily ever after! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Now, how could I ever forget a great friend like you? I can’t couldn’t won’t!
Wish a wish like none other and your wish could come true. Wish a wish like others and the leprechaun may not know it’s for you! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Just droppin’ in on the lines o’ ye. With a wee Irish greetin’ from the likes o’ me! Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Wishes
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
Success to bold St. Patrick’s fist,
He was a saint so clever,
He gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And banished them forever!
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
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