Tuesday June 25, 2019

St Patrick's Day 2020

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 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, March 17th is day number 77 of the 2020 calendar year with 8 months, 21 days until St Patrick's Day 2020.

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

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

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 2020 Holidays

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Mar 6 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2020Observance255
Mar 8 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2020 Daylight Saving257
Mar 10 - TuesPurim 2020Jewish259
Mar 10 - TuesHoli 2020Hindu259
Mar 17 - Tues St. Patrick's Day 2020 Observance266
Mar 20 - Fri Spring/Fall - March equinox 2020 Season269
Mar 22 - SunIsra and Mi'raj 2020Muslim271

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