Next Saint Patrick's Day holiday is on

17th March 2021, Wednesday

What is Saint Patrick's Day?

Saint Patrick's Day

It is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March, the traditional date of the death of Saint Patrick, the first patron saint of Ireland.

At the beginning of the 17th century, Saint Patrick's Day was considered as an official Christian holiday celebrated by the Lutheran Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church. This festival pays tribute to Saint Patrick as it commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland in addition to the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations usually involve the "Céilidh", which means the wearing of green clothes or shamrocks, in addition to public parades and festivals. Christians who belong to liturgical confessions also attend religious services. The Lenten restrictions are neglected when it comes to eating and drinking alcohol. This has encouraged and spread the tradition of alcohol consumption during the holiday.

Saint Patrick's Day also known as

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When is Saint Patrick's Day?

How long until Saint Patrick's Day?
Next Saint Patrick's Day takes place in 18 Days.
Dates of Saint Patrick's Day
YearWeekdayDate
2024 Sunday17th Mar
2023 Friday17th Mar
2022 Thursday17th Mar
2021 Wednesday17th Mar
2020 Tuesday17th Mar
2019 Sunday17th Mar
2018 Saturday17th Mar
2017 Friday17th Mar
2016 Thursday17th Mar
2015 Tuesday17th Mar
Duration
1 Day

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