Saint Patrick’s Day, is a celebration of the Celtic Catholic religious holiday marking the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The date back to around 4AD has been identified as the date when the first Christian pilgrimage to Ireland took place. Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the major international celebrations for the Day that highlights all of the important Saint Patrick’s Day legends and lore, while at the same time providing a wonderful window into the fascinating history and culture of the land. The 17th of March is the big day, every year.
The second element is the celebration of his many miracles and acts of devotion, including such icons as the Claddagh ring, known as the ring of seven keys, which is said to have been given to him by his foster father, before he was ordained a priest. In addition, St. Patrick is credited with being the first ever teacher of the faith in Ireland. This is attributed to the fact that he travelled throughout the country teaching conversions to Christianity to many people before he was canonised and made a Saint. There are many stories of his compassion and kindness, as well as his willingness to help others along the way.
Finally, on St. On Patrick’s Day many of Ireland’s traditional activities, including dart tournaments, parades, cultural events, and sporting events are held. Throughout the city, schools and churches encourage visitors to tie a shamrock to their sweater or coat. For those who live in the rural areas of Ireland, a wreath of shamrocks is hung on their front doors. Shamrock artwork can also be found on many greeting cards, T-shirts, and hats making perfect ST Patricks Day Gifts.