Saint Patrick’s Day – is a cultural andreligious holiday celebrated on 17March.It comemorates Saint Patrick themost commonly recognised of thepatron saints of Ireland, and thearrival of Christianity in Ireland.
It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especiallythe Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.Saint Patricks Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenthcentury, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.
The day is generally characterised by the attendance ofchurch services, wearing of green attire,public parades andprocessions, and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol,which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.
The most important traditional celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is wearingclothes in green. Green is the national color of Ireland, referring to thegrassy landscape of the island and clover symbolizes the traditionallyascribed to St. Patrick.
On this day, students are dressed in green,and who is not wearing such a color is pinched by others.
Drink Irish beer tinted green, boiled green food, sometimes dyed green river.