March 17th Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world; St. Patrick’s is the most popular occasions which is celebrated with a lot of devotion. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, at the age of sixteen he was captured to Ireland by the Irish raiders. However the significance of this day originates in Ireland, as a Catholic feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The day became the feast day in the universal church due to the influence of the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding, as a member of the commission for the reform of the breviary in the early part of 17th century.
The first St. Patrick’s day flaunt was celebrated in New York in 1766. Common ideas included on this occasion are wearing green or orange, eating Irish foods and Irish drinks as well as playing Irish music and enjoying Irish themed games. The holiday is celebrated with a day of prayer by many Irish Catholic families. St. Patrick’s Day is often called by a nickname, St. Paddy’s Day.
One of the most popular traditions that goes with St. Patrick’s Day is the drinking of particularly green ale. Green is the color of the day.
St. Patrick’s Day was once celebrated in Ireland as a religious day but is now used to gather many people from around the world with each parade, fireworks and entertainment.