St.Patrick’s day is the celebration of the Irish identity. It stands as the most important national day in Ireland. Not only Irish but people all over the world celebrate the festival with all the love and happiness. An essential element of the day is sharing heritage.
Let’s look at the historical importance of the day and celebrate in the process.
The importance of the day 17 march is marked as the regional occasion. It was a date when St. Patrick died almost 1000 years ago. This is why the Irish Christian families would visit the church and celebrate the day with different gestures.
Now it is essential to understand who Saint Patrick was and why he holds so much importance.
Saint Patrick was a regular resident in Roman Britain in the 5th century. He was taken to Ireland as a slave after his kidnapping, known to be only 16 years old. He somehow managed to escape the place, but he stayed in Ireland. His noble stay gifted Ireland the religious beginning of Christianity.
The people of Ireland adopted his teachings, and even today, the learning is celebrated as he taught. One of his teachings talks about the Holy Trinity, the father, the son, and the holy spirit. He taught this by a traditional Irish leaf called shamrock, which has three clovers. Even today, this leaf is used in the parade and symbolizes various elements of diversity.
He also established various schools, Montessori, and hospitals for the needy. People narrate his stories while celebrating the festival. A practice in many western countries tells the story of st—Patrick in the opera house or open house on this day.
The parade tradition
The parade tradition is practiced all over the countries, and These parades are scheduled to pay their respects to the saint. Different countries have adopted various practices to celebrate the festival.
The first celebration of the day was seen in Florida, then a Spanish colony. The Irish residents there took out a rally to pay their respects to the saint. This was the first-ever public celebration that the World noticed.
After this, Irish soldiers marched through the streets of New York to pay their respects to the saint. After this, it became a tradition worldwide to celebrate this day. The practices made a religious festival a secure binding element of many countries.
Over the next few years, the influence of the Irish grew in the world. Immigrants all over the west started celebrating their festivals in their gestures. Various western countries later adopted these. Today it has become a national festival for many countries around the world. Different countries have created their version of a celebration.