St. Patrick’s Day – which is also known as the feast of Saint Patrick or which might be called St. Paddy’s – is a cultural and religious celebration that is held on the 17th of March every year and which marks the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. This day actually commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in general and it also celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northern Ireland - St. Patrick's Day - St Patrick's Day Celebrations
St. Patrick's Day is known to be an Irish celebration but it is important to say that it is also celebrated in other countries as well and which include the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. This day is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially those in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand - so you might stumble upon any of these different celebrations anywhere in the world.