Saint Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration of the patron Saint of Ireland.


It is held on March 17, which is believed to be the date of Saint Patrick’s death.


This day is a national holiday in Ireland, but it is celebrated by Irish communities and many other people in countries around the world.


The festival commemorates the time when Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. On this day, it is custom to wear green or shamrocks.


This is because, according to legend, Saint Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Christian idea of the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.


Around the world there are traditional Saint Patrick’s Day parades.


In Dublin, there’s a huge parade that attracts nearly a million people and it’s 5 days long.


But the biggest parade is in New York City, which is attended by over 2 million people. Saint Patrick’s Day is also known for being a “drinking holiday”.


Drinking alcohol, especially Irish Guinness, has become an important part of the celebrations.


And the colour green is not only worn on people’s bodies.


In Chicago, for example, the city authorities dye the river green. And famous landmarks around the world are lit up in green lighting.


Many people also celebrate this day by eating green food and drinking green beer.


In recent decades, St Patrick’s Day celebrations have been criticised, particularly for their association with drinking alcohol.


And some people argue that the festivities have become too commercialised, and that the original idea of the festival has been lost.
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