Why do we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?
The main reason for the celebration is to commemorate the day of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary who later became the patron saint of Ireland, although he was never officially canonized. Saint Patrick was the principal champion of Irish Christianity and expelling the pagan religion of the early Irish. It is said that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This day of celebration is grounded fundamentally on religion however in the 20th century it took on a more cultural role.
Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most celebrated Saint's day; it's a day where EVERYONE is Irish! In most countries St. Paddy's Day is a celebration of Irish culture and celebrations include prominent displays of the colour green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol (including the infamous green beer!) and parades. Basically, it's just an excuse to get dressed up and get drunk, and have an all around awesome time! Happy St. Paddy's Day!