St Patrick’s Day 2018: What you need to know

Each year on this day, scores of people throw on green jackets, shamrock-laden hats and a splash of ginger wigs. This is done as a commemoration of St Patrick’s Day, a yearly event that celebrates Irish culture and history.

You might know a bit about this annual celebration, however, in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, we decided to supply you with even more information to keep in your St Patrick’s Day lexicon.

 

When is St Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on the 17 of March. It falls on a Saturday this year, making celebrations even more fun.

 

What is St Patrick’s Day?

The day was originally a religious feast day for St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and Christian missionary. It coincides with his death on 17 March in the fifth century.

 

Where is St Patrick’s Day celebrated?

It is celebrated as a national holiday in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Despite its origins, St Patrick’s Day has grown into a global celebration of Irish culture, with celebrations held all over the world.

 

What to wear on St Patrick’s Day?

If you decide to join in on the celebrations, you might want to try out the following for your costumes:

  • A Shamrock
  • Green clothing
  • A green hat
  • Green accessories
  • A ginger wig or beard

 

How to say Happy St Patrick’s Day in Irish

Saying “Happy St Patrick’s Day” in Gaelic is pretty easy all you need to say is “La Fheile Padraig.”

 

Are you celebrating St Patrick’s Day? Share your photos with us by emailing [email protected]

  AUTHOR
Mpho Moloto

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