St. Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, is celebrated on March 17th each year. It is a cultural and religious holiday that commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The day is celebrated by the Irish and Irish-at-heart all over the world, with parades, festivals, and other festivities.

The origins of St. Patrick’s Day can be traced back to the early 17th century when the day was made an official feast day by the Catholic Church. However, the day’s association with Ireland and its culture did not become popular until the 19th century, when Irish immigrants began to celebrate the day in the United States.

One of the most recognizable symbols of St. Patrick’s Day is the color green. It is said to represent Ireland’s lush landscape and is prominently featured in clothing, decorations, and even food and drinks. Another symbol is the shamrock, a three-leaf clover that St. Patrick is said to have used to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish people.

The day is also associated with traditional Irish foods and drinks, such as corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and Irish whiskey. In some cities, such as New York and Chicago, large parades are held with elaborate floats and marching bands. It’s a day when people can come together to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, regardless of their ancestry.

The Rolling Barrage, Board of Directors and Executive hope you a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day. If you want and have the time, please post a picture on our Facebook page on how you are celebrating St. Patricks Day.

Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!