St Patrick’s Day ! The Great Feast of Ireland

St Patrick's Day is a tradition for the citizens of Ireland, as it is a cultural and religious celebration that takes place on 17 March each year.

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick is the patron saint of the country. His feast was established in the early 17th century and is celebrated by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Church, etc. Every year, on the day of his feast ( St Patrick’s Day ), public parades and various festivals are held. All citizens take to the streets wearing green clothes and holding a shamrock.

*The green shamrock is the symbol of Ireland !

A few words about the life of Saint Patrick !

Saint Patrick was a Romano-British Christian missionary in the 5th century and Bishop of Ireland. He is believed to have been born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, of a wealthy family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather a priest. Reportedly, at the age of 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and used as a slave. During his captivity, he spent 6 years working as a shepherd and during this time, he had a vision of God.  God, urged “Patrick” to flee to the coast and there he would find a ship waiting to take him back to his family. After returning home, Patrick became a priest.

According to tradition, the Saint returned to Ireland to persuade the pagan Irish to accept Christianity. We are told that he spent several years teaching the Word of God in Northern Ireland, where he completed his work ! He was laid to rest on 17 March and buried in Downpatrick. His temple is now in the city of Dublin !

St Patrick's Day Ireland, The Big Festival

What does the Green Clover symbolize?

Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This story first appears in writing in 1726, although it may be older. In pagan Ireland, the number 3 was an important number and the Irish had many “triple deities”, which prompted St. Patrick to convince the pagan Irish that there was no evidence that the shamrock was sacred.

St Patrick's Day Ireland, The Big Festival
St Patrick's Day Ireland, The Big Festival

St Patrick’s Day…! Ireland

The Best Time to Travel to Dublin !

The Saint’s Day is a very important criterion for choosing this destination, as many travellers choose to visit Ireland to celebrate this important event with Irish citizens !  Celebrate, dance in the streets of the city while drinking of course the famous GUINNESS black beer, a product of their homeland ! Fun in full ! We also recommend you to visit an Irish Pub and enjoy live Irish music. You will love it !

 

Visit the official website of the festival: https://stpatricksfestival.ie/ 

St Patrick's Day Ireland, The Big Festival

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