What is St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – Who is St. Patrick? St. Patrick’s identity became well known from the Declaration, which was written and transcribed by himself. According to beliefs, St. Patrick was born in Great Britain in the 4th century to a wealthy Romano-British family.
Declaration detailed St. Patrick’s life. It was stated that he was kidnapped by Irish thieves and was taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland at the age of sixteen. It states that after he spent six years working as a shepherd in Gaelic Ireland, St. Patrick “found God”. According to the declaration, God spoke to Patrick and said that he must escape to the shore where a ship would be waiting to bring him home. When St. Patrick reached home, he had his calling from God and became a priest.
The early traditions believed that St. Patrick came home to Ireland because his calling was to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Tradition also affirmed that St. Patrick’s death happened on the 17th of March where he was buried at Downpatrick. As decades passed, St. Patric became Ireland’s primary saint.
Traditional Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s day is a religious celebration that is observed every 17th of March. St. Patrick, the popular patron of Ireland died on March 17, 385-461 AD.
The Feast of St. Patrick was made official in the 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church until recent time. Prehistoric churches in Ireland such as the Lutheran Church, the Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodox Church have always honored St. Patrick.
St. Patrick’s Day and the existence of Christianity in Ireland remain thriving. The festivity normally involves festival and religious parades, green garments, clothes, lights, green-dyed food, green-dyed hair and shamrocks are also observed during the feast. He was also termed as the Apostle of Ireland. The feast is not only observed in Ireland, but as well as in other parts of the world which include Canada, New York City, Chicago, Savannah, Toronto and Denver.
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday and most Christians celebrate the feast by attending church services and fasting, while others enjoy the errands during the feast. Most of St.Patrick’s devotees usually prefer a holy celebration such as praying and repentance.
The feast of St. Patrick or more commonly known as St. Patrick’s day is recognized as a global celebration, especially in the Irish’s culture.
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