Patrick's Day: All You Need To Know About The Irish Festival

19 March, 2018, 13:25 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Green Man bartender Claire Meuleman is suited and booted for St Patrick's Day

In New York Taoiseach Leo Varadkar walked alongside his partner in the city's St Patrick's Day parade which up until recently had banned LGBT groups from marching.

Green Man pub acting general manager Keith Hennessy will be in charge of the St Patrick's Day party for the first time
ROSA WOODS STUFF Green Man pub acting general manager Keith Hennessy will be in charge of the St Patrick's Day party for the first time this year

That is what the legend says, but the contradiction to this is the fact that the real St. Patrick was not even born then. St. Patrick, whose death is marked every year March 17, is considered to be one of Christianity's most famous figures. Perhaps, it is now celebrated as one of the largest drinking holidays. It is believed he was born in the fag end of the fourth-century in Britain to wealthy parents. He was the patron saint of Ireland and was also known as the 'Apostle of Ireland.' At 16, he was abducted and taken to Ireland as a slave. After becoming a cleric he returned to Ireland as a saint. According to a legend, similar to the snake banishment, it is believed that his walking stick grew into a living tree. However, all sorts of evidence suggest snakes were never there in the country.

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St. Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. A celebration enjoyed by those of Irish descent and the general public, it is a day of festivities and a sea of green. This is done as a commemoration of St Patrick's Day, a yearly event that celebrates Irish culture and history.

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What to wear on St Patrick's Day? As per Irish law between 1903 and 1970, St. Patrick's Day was made a religious holiday for the entire country, which meant pubs were closed for the day, according to Catholic Online.

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