Wednesday June 26, 2019

St Patrick's Day 2019


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 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, 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

Sunday, March 17th is day number 76 of the 2019 calendar year with -3 months, -9 days until St Patrick's Day 2019.


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 2019 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 1 - FriRead Across America Day 2019Observance-117
Mar 1 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2019Observance-117
Mar 5 - TuesMaha Shivaratri 2019Hindu-113
Mar 5 - TuesMardi Gras 2019Christian-113
Mar 6 - WedLent 2019Christian-112
Mar 6 - WedAsh Wednesday 2019Christian-112
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2019 Daylight Saving-108
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2019 Observance-101
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2019 Season-98
Mar 21 - ThurPurim 2019Jewish-97
Mar 21 - ThursHoli 2019Hindu-97

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