About St.Patrick's Day
St.Patrick's Day is the cultural and religious celebration of Saint Patrick, the primary patron saint of Ireland. Traditionally, St.Patrick's Day was a day to celebrate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, however, in recent years, the day has become as much about celebrating Irish heritage and culture.
St.Patrick's Day is a public holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Montserrat and is celebrated nationwide in these destinations.
There are also many other countries that celebrate St.Patrick's Day, despite it not being a public holiday. These are traditionally places that have large Irish communities, such as London and New York. However, today, there are many non-Irish people that celebrate St.Patrick's Day, including in places such as other parts of the US, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
When is St.Patrick's Day?
St.Patrick's Day is held on 17th March every year, which is the presumed date that Saint Patrick died in AD 461.
How can I find flights for St.Patrick's Day?
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When was the first St.Patrick's Day?
The first recorded St.Patrick's Day parade was actually in New York City in 1762 after the influx of Irish immigrants in the mid-18th century. However, Ireland had been celebrating St.Patrick's Day without a parade before that.