Irish Festival-St. Patrick’s Day 2016
St. Patrick’s day is celebrated every year on March 17. The Irish and the Irish-at-heart round the globe celebrate this festival merrily.
St. Patrick, one of the Ireland’s patron saints and many Americans with Irish ancestry remember him on March 17.
The History behind the festival:
It began as the religious feast day for the patron saint, and later it became the international festival which celebrates the Irish culture with amazing parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
St. Patrick’s being Irish culture festival, but the first St. Patrick’s day parade was not held in Ireland but in New York City in 1762 and then the increase of Irish immigrants to the U.S in the mid 19th century, the March 17 celebration spread its wings worldwide.
St. Patrick’s day is observed as the public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year. This day remembers St. Patrick, who was a missionary who converted many Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in 5th century. The feast day of the saint, St. Patrick, also celebrates the Irish culture.