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St Patrick's Day 2008


St Patricks Day celebrations on the streets in wonderful green ensemble.
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St Patrick's Day for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, March 17th.


St. Patrick's Day also called Feast of St. Patrick, and St. Patty’s day is observed on March 17 and marks the death date of Saint Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland. In the early 17th century, it was made an official Christian feast day observed by the Church of Ireland, the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as the culture of Ireland, and commemorates the death of Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick’s Day around the world

In Europe, Ireland, England, Malta, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Scotland, and Switzerland all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Other countries around the world celebrating the Day are Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and the United States. Celebrations include recognition of the local Irish populations and a tribute to their culture and Christian religion.

Is St Patrick Irish

St Patrick came from Wales or Scotland where he was abducted at the age of 16 and brought to Northern Ireland as a slave. So no he was not Irish. He was then brought to Slemish Mountian in County Antrim to herd sheep and escaped. He ended up staying in Ireland preaching, baptizing and building churches until his death in the year 461 [1].

Days to St. Patrick’s Day 2008

Monday, March 17th is day number 77 of the 2008 calendar year with -11 years, -7 months, -28 days until St Patrick's Day 2008.



Further Reading:
More from Encyclopedia Britannica St. Patrick’s Day


References:
1.”9 St. Patrick’s Day Facts” - Ireland, Ireland.com.


St Patrick's Day
Name(s):St Patrick's Day, Feast of Saint Patrick, St Paddy's Day, Patrick's Day
Type:Observance, Christian
When:March 17th annually

Dates for St Patricks Day

HolidayDateDays to Go
St Patricks Day 2018 Saturday, March 17, 2018 -607
St Patricks Day 2019 Sunday, March 17, 2019 -242
St Patricks Day 2020 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 124
St Patricks Day 2021 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 489
St Patricks Day 2022 Thursday, March 17, 2022 854
St Patricks Day 2023 Friday, March 17, 2023 1219


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