“St. Patrick’s Day is definitely a celebration that we plan carefully for”, said Collins. After his death in 1631, a holiday in St. Patrick’s Day was started as a feast during Lent, allowing Christians a break from abstinence. St. Patrick believed it was a miracle from God that saved him therefore he joined the Catholic Church, studied for 15 years, became a saint and then went on his church’s second missionary to Ireland to spread Christianity.
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It’s just one reason that associations are getting into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this year.
– One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.
All week until March 17, the popular Philly pub Bridget Foy’s will have food and drink specials for St. In the late 1800s, many Irish immigrants were poor and could not afford to eat meat very often. The occasion is observed because of the story behind Saint Patrick.
Because it’s St. Patrick’s Day, instead of cheers say Sláinte! Do you know who the Patrick was?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 36 million residents on these shores claim Irish roots. If you just want to chow down and drink, The Palm Restaurant will have a four-course Irish beer dinner paired with various ales, lagers and stouts.
Not much more is known of the revered St. Patrick except that by the seventh century, St. Patrick has been honored as the patron saint of Ireland.
But don’t get me wrong. It’s a national holiday in Ireland, so why not make it one in America?
Patrick was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16.
Although the feast day falls during the Lenten Season, Saxon said the church lifts prohibitions on eating meat so that Catholics can enjoy the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage.
Irish Solders that were based out of NYC took to the streets and played loud music of their culture, celebrated their heritage, and rekindled connections with other Irishmen.
Behind the festivities – which mark the story of St. Patrick’s fifth-century mission to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity – Irish governments often use the globalized celebration of Irishness to promote the country overseas.