St. Patrick’s Day – 17th of March – is a religious and cultural holiday in Ireland. The day remembers the life and times of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. He died on that day, circa 461 A.D. The Irish mark the day with merriment, dressed in distinct green festival clothes and accessories designed with shamrocks.
Get Ready to Party
It will be a carnival on St. Patrick’s Day 2022. Expect to see a colourful parade of the military, the fire brigade, different age groups, charities, fraternities, and the like. There will be church services for you to attend if you are so inclined. Also, there will be plenty to eat and drink as the restriction on eating and drinking during the lent will be lifted.
If you happen to be in Downpatrick, the burial place of Saint Patrick, you can join the religious procession by the faithful in the area. You can end the day with the traditional toast to Saint Patrick. You place a shamrock in a cup, fill it with alcohol, and drink. You can swallow the shamrock along with the dregs of the drink or remove it from the cup and fling it over your shoulder for good luck.
Not Localised to Ireland
Several far-flung places of the earth will mark St. Patrick’s Day 2022. In 2021, the stupa of the Buddhist temple of Wat Arun and the Chicago River went green on St. Patrick’s Day. Be on the lookout as landmarks of note like the Sydney Opera House and the Sky Tower in Auckland will go green. They are always beautiful sights to behold.