When is St Patrick’s Day 2021?
St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, 17 March 2021
St Patrick’s Day History/ Origin
St Patrick’s Day is a feast day of St.Patrick who was a patron saint in Ireland.
He took birth in Roman Britain in the late 4th century and at the age of 16, he was abducted and was taken as a slave to Ireland.
He managed to escape from slavery but returned to Ireland to spread Christianity there in about 432 AD.
Before he died on March 17, 461 he established churches, schools, and monasteries and due to his great works towards Christianity various tales grew around him, for example, he used the shamrock plant to explain the meaning of Trinity ( Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit ).
Thus, Ireland celebrates his day with religious feasts and services.
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
This festival is highly celebrated by Irish People, Catholic Chruch, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodox, and Lutheran Chruch.
Due to the various Irish emigrants in the USA, this festival slowly transformed into a largely secular holiday of celebrations and parties.
Places with huge Irish immigrants, who now frequently exercise political exercise, organize this day with large scale celebrations, which comprises of beautiful parades.
First ever St Patrick’s Day parade was perfromed was organized in Boston in 1737 followed by New York City in 1762.
To celebrate this day, Chicago has dyed its river with green color to recognize this grand festival. Both Irish and non-Irish people celebrate this day by wearing green clothes.
Cabbage and corned beef are linked with this holiday, and sometimes beer is colored green to recognize this day.
However, many of these religious practices were slowly adopted by the Irish people themselves, but they did so extensilvely to attract tourists.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade -- Dublin 2013
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014
St. Patrick’s Day in NYC 2017
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Dublin 2018
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Toronto 2019
St. Patrick’s Day Food
1. Corned Beef and Cabbage
2. Irish Soda Bread
3. Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowls
4. Irish Stew
5. Cheddar Chive Shamrock Scones
6. Classic Irish Coffee
7. Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks
8. St Patrick’s Day Lime Poke Cake
9. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
10. Irish Potato Cakes
St. Patrick’s Day Drinks
1. Baileys Irish Floats
2. Copycat Shamrock Shake
3. Green Beer
4. Pot o’ Gold Shots
5. Lucky Charms Shots
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
1. Green Matcha Popcorn
2. Green Goddess Smoothie
3. Lucky Charms Eclairs
4. Green Velvet Cake Pops
5. Irish Chocolates Pots de Creme
Top 21 St. Patrick’s Day Images
St. Patrick’s Day Quotes
“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.”– George Bernard Shaw
“You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win by a better deed.”– Patrick Henry Pearse
“Irish history stretches back into the dark days of the Celts, yet there is a light, laughter and a sense of laissez-faire in the Irish men and women of today.”– Richard Benson
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”– Adrienne Cook
“Grant me a sense of humor, Lord, the saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folks.”– Irish Prayer
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”-- Irish Blessing
“For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March! “-- Thomas Augustine Daly
“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. “-Irish Blessing
“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.”-- Colin Farrell
“You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. “-- Jimmy Dean
” I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.”-- Denzel Washington
“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. “~ Irish saying
“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live “~ Irish saying
“The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption.”~ Stephen Gwynn
“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… you’re lucky enough! “~ Irish saying
“May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you. “~Irish Blessing
” Success to bold St. Patrick’s fist,
He was a saint so clever,
He gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And banished them for ever! “~Irish Toasts by Shane Na Gael, 1908
” Oh, while a man may dream awake,
On gentle Irish ground,
‘Tis Paradise without the snake --
That’s easy to be found. “~Frederick Langbridge
“And about her courts were seen
Liveried angels robed in green,
Wearing, by St Patrick’s bounty,
Emeralds big as half the county.”~Walter Savage Landor
“Do you suppose it’s true, that St. Patrick was a parselmouth, and his muggle friends never knew? “~David J. Beard