St. Patrick’s Day observes of the passing of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

St. Patrick’s Day originated in Ireland and is celebrated there today as it has been for hundreds of years. Paddy’s Day is both a national public and banking holiday in the Republic of Ireland.

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Saint Patrick’s Day on Wikipedia

Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17)
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St. Patrick’s Day in the United States

St Patrick’s Day in Ireland

The Solari prayer book includes the Deer’s Cry – believed to be composed by Saint Patrick. See Page 54. Click here.