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What is Saint Patrick’s Day and Why do we Celebrate and Drink Green Beer?

So you would like to know why it is we celebrate Saint Patricks Day and drink green beer? Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th, which is the day St. Patrick passed away. He was known as patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland - Wikipedia

Saint Patrick at Saint Benin’s Church, Ireland – Wikipedia

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.When Saint Patrick, who was of a Roman Irishman is known for converting the pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years envangelizing in the northern half of Ireland and converted “thousands”.

Why wear green?

According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved Green shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.

Why the green beer?

Well the green beer coincides with the reason we wear green. The green beer is just food dye, and more of a new age practice.

Why do people drink alcohol on Saint Patrick’s day?

Well the early Irish drank Guinness bear to celebrate the feast.

Today the issues related to Saint Patricks day, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is out, as is Guinness sponsorship, because gay groups are not allowed to march openly. Ireland’s head of state will be there, reasoning the parade is about “Irishness and not sexuality.”

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