St. Patrick’s Day is the Day of the festival of Patrick and is a cultural and religious festival held on 17 March every year.
Saint Patrick is a saint of the Catholic Church, and the day we celebrate is the day of his death. It is considered to be the day of his entrance to heaven. Saint Patrick spent his adult life converting the Irish pagans to Christianity, so it is celebrated especially in Irish communities and organizations.
St Patrick’s Day is a festive occasion in parts of the world and is a public holiday in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, Parties and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. St Patrick’s Day parades began in North America, The participants generally include marching bands, the military, fire brigades, cultural organizations, charitable organizations, voluntary associations, youth groups, fraternities, and so on. According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day.
Feasting on the day features traditional Irish food, including corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, soda bread, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie. Many celebrations also hold an Irish breakfast of sausage, black and white pudding, fried eggs, and fried tomatoes. St. Patrick’s Day is considered to be a very happy day with joyful celebrations.
From Boston to Belfast and Dublin to Dubai, London Eye to Las Vegas, the Sphinx to Niagara Falls everything is turning green for this day.
In New York there will be green milk, in London, St Patrick’s parade will take place in Trafalgar Square and among the top famous landmarks around the globe turning green are.
Famous landmarks turning green
- Dubai, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel
- The Niagara Falls of US-Canada border
- Mexico’s El Ángel de la Independencia
- Equator sign in Uganda
- Disneyland Castle in Shanghai, China
- Rhine Falls, near Zurich, Switzerland
- The Colosseum in Rome
- Ski slope in Austria
- Auckland War Memorial Museum
- City Hall in Seoul, South Korea
- The Town Hall in Sydney Australia
- Red carpet in Cannes became the green carpet
- Egypt’s pyramids and Sphinx
- The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
- Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid
- The London Eye
- Nelson’s Column in London
while whole Ireland have turned green for St Patrick Day.