St. Patrick’s Day, also called the Feast of St. Patrick, is both a cultural, religious and celebratory  day in Celtic and American culture on March 17 every year. The lesser known, St. Joseph’s Day on March 19 is equally important in Italian culture, but generates much lower key celebrations.

Unfortunately, for the patron saint of Ireland, March 17 is the day St. Patrick died. Celebrated by the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran Churches, St. Patrick’s Day includes parades, eating and drinking, as Lenten restrictions are lifted by the church for the day. The Irish–and those who are Irish for the day–wear green clothing, accessories and/or shamrocks.

A true holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations dominate Great Britain, the US, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the common green beer, Irish whiskey and parades, many holiday celebrations include eating Irish, other ethnic, or healthy seafood dishes.

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