St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the 17th March and observes of the death of St.Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.
The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.
Though only minor figures in Celtic folklore, leprechauns were known for their trickery, which they often used to protect their much-fabled treasure. Leprechauns have their own holiday on May 13, but are also celebrated on St. Patrick's, with many dressing up as the wily fairies.
"Sure, a little bit o' Heaven fell from out of the sky one day, and nestled on the ocean in a spot so far away. And the angels found it, sure it looked so sweet and fair. They said suppose we leave it, for it looks so peaceful there!
So they sprinkled it with stardust just to make the shamrocks grow. 'Tis the only place you'll find them, no matter where you go. Then they dotted it with silver, to make its lakes so grand, and when they had it finished sure they called it IRELAND!"