Thursday June 27, 2019

St Patrick's Day 2018


St Patricks Day celebrations on the streets in wonderful green ensemble.St Patricks Day celebrations on the streets in wonderful green ensemble.

St Patrick's Day for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, 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

Saturday, March 17th is day number 76 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -3 months, -10 days until St Patrick's Day 2018.


More information on St Patrick's Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)


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, Chistian
When:March 17th annually

March 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 1 - ThurPurim 2018Jewish-483
Mar 2 - FriHoli 2018Hindu-482
Mar 2 - FriRead Across America Day 2018Observance-482
Mar 2 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2018Observance-482
Mar 11 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2018 Daylight Saving-473
Mar 17 - Sat St. Patrick's Day 2018 Observance-467
Mar 20 - Tues Spring/Fall - March equinox 2018 Season-464
Mar 25 - SunRama Navami 2018Hindu-459
Mar 25 - SunPalm Sunday 2018Christian-459
Mar 29 - ThursMaundy Thursday 2018Christian-455
Mar 30 - FriGood Friday 2018Christian-454
Mar 31 - SatHoly Saturday 2018Christian-453
Mar 31 - Sat Passover - Starts 2018 Jewish-453

St Patrick's Day by Year



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