Saint Patrick's Day

What is the meaning of St. Patrick's Day?

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March 19, 2010 10:09PM

Saint Patrick's Day is now associated with everything Irish, from the colour green to shamrocks, good luck to Guinness! However the color of Saint Patrick is blue!!

However, its true meaning is as a time-honoured day for spiritual regeneration and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

St Patrick's day is always celebrated on the 17th March. Many believe St Patrick died on this day. The day is a religious holiday, so along with many businesses closing for the day (with the exception being restaurants and pubs), many Irish people attend mass.

In many cities and towns, all over the world, with an Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is a day to party! The people of Ireland often attend church in the morning and then get together and party in the afternoon.


The true meaning is to honor and celebrate St. Patrick