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Five things to know about Saint Patrick

Five things to know about Saint Patrick
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Observe these five things on St. Patrick’s Day. As in previous years, March 17 will be the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are five things to know about this Irish festival in the interim 1. SAINT PATRICK WAS NOT BORN IN IRELAND INITIALLY. Irish Festival

Born in Britain by the late fourth century, the Irish patron saint was abducted as a youngster, forced into slavery in Ireland. Despite this, he developed a deep religious conviction. After six years, he escaped and returned to Ireland, eventually becoming a priest and initiating Irish Christianity. Legend suggests he utilized a shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity.

2. The Blue: Irish festival

Contrary to common opinion, blue, not green, is the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks came to represent patriotism following the Irish Rebellion.

3. The Irish in the United States were the ones to begin celebrating the Irish festival

Saint. Patrick’s Day was first observed on March 17 in American communities where there was a sizable Irish diaspora in the 18th century in an effort to establish their identity and forge connections with their community.


Guinness, an Irish beer, sells up to 13 million pints on St. Patrick’s Day globally. More generally, WalletHub reports that beer sales have increased by about 174%.

An industry analysis estimates that bars will sell 14 million pints on Friday in the UK alone.

5. After New York, Montreal’s parade is the second most spectacular.

On Sunday, March 19, at noon, the renowned parade will also take place. Sainte-Catherine Street will be the route of the parade downtown, which will also pass through Fort Street and Metcalfe Street and feature hundreds of floats, marching bands, musicians, and participants.

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