Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated to honor the Irish Saint all over the world as parades and events are scheduled in the US. The celebration in the United States happen on March 17th but was also observed in other parts of the world on different dates.
Who is Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick was born in the British Isles in the 4th century BC, almost 400 years after the birth of Christ. Due to his thinking on the spiritual front, he was imprisoned by the Irish invaders and was eventually held captive for 16 long years.
What is Saint Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patrick was honored in Ireland and its neighbors on the other side of the pond since the ninth or tenth century. Saint Patrick has survived as a saint despite never having been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. The day we commemorate Saint Patrick and the Irish today, March 17, 460, is also the day of his death.
Saint Patrick Day celebrations in the US
The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the US took place in the year 1600 in the Spanish colony that is now St. Augustine, Florida. The first documented St. Patrick’s Day procession took place on March 17, 1601 and was noted in Spanish colonial archives in 1600. Patrick’s legacy endured in the US, particularly in areas with significant Irish immigrant populations. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, one of the most well-known churches in the country, was constructed “to proclaim the ascendance of religious freedom and tolerance.
Saint Patrick Day – Clover Leaf
This St. Patrick’s Day, a community luminary will be honored at a milestone event in Brooksville. The 50th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s Day in Clover Leaf Farms, scheduled for March 17, will honor the founding father of this retirement community!
Hot dogs, soda, chips and other goodies will be provided free of charge at the parade; in addition, raffles will also be part of the festivities.
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