Today celebrate everything about being Irish! The green or orange colors, the music, culture and language. “Erin go braugh”, or “Ireland Forever”. The odd thing about it is that we celebrate for a Christian Saint who wasn’t Irish! He did bring Christianity to Ireland around 400 AD and he did truly love Ireland but he was English. The first Saint Patrick’s Day parade also wasn’t held in Ireland, it was held in New York in 1762. There are more people in the world today that come from an Irish background than actually live in Ireland, and I think that is a good thing because we all need a bit of the “Luck of the Irish”.
How to celebrate – Check and see if you have any Irish in your bloodline. Find out the difference in Irish Green and Irish Orange. Read about Saint Patrick.