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St Patrick's Day 2021


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 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, March 17th is day number 76 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 8 months, 21 days until St Patrick's Day 2021.


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 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Mar 2 - TuesRead Across America Day 2021Observance616
Mar 5 - FriEmployee Appreciation Day 2021Observance619
Mar 11 - ThursMaha Shivaratri 2021Hindu625
Mar 11 - ThursIsra and Mi'raj 2021Muslim625
Mar 14 - SunDaylight Saving Time - begins 2021Daylight Saving628
Mar 17 - WedSt. Patrick's Day 2021Observance631
Mar 20 - SatSpring/Fall - March equinox 2021Season634
Mar 28 - SunPalm Sunday 2021Christian642
Mar 29 - SunLaylat al Bara'at 2021Muslim643
Mar 29 - MonHoli 2021Hindu643

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