The world of saints is one that goes beyond divinity; it can be the religious glue that holds people together. Celebrations in the honor of these national advocates are the humility shown for the sacrifices they have made. Such is the festivity held on the seventeenth of March which marks the death of St Patrick. A religious event on the traditional Christian Calendar symbolized by the green color, derived from the four-leaf shamrock. The leaf is believed to have been used by the saint to explain the Holy Trinity. It has evolved to show many forms of celebrating. Being a public holiday is a reason for feasting, parades, music and many performances which grace this day.

Streets Of Honour For The Saint

It is a symbol of respect, honor and remembrance of great people who contributed to the progressiveness of beliefs and current lifestyle changes which have influenced people. For some, it is revered as a journey of spiritual growth or just curious historical study. Ireland is dotted with some of the biggest landmarks to commemorate the hero. From big buildings to streets named after the much-loved saint. During this time, regardless of religious convictions for which Ireland is known for, houses are done up to commemorate this day.

A Festival That Works On Unification

The sharing of food, jovial atmosphere attracts a variety of curious travelers, who wish to enjoy the full extent of the celebration in its country of origin. This day is not only celebrated by the orthodox and culturally religious locals. Due to its notoriety, it attracts people from all corners of the globe, especially due to its religious implications which still apply to modern day life. Similar to the spirit of giving seen on Christmas, this day often attracts charitable works. People are attracted by the martyrdom which St Patrick himself applied in his everyday life. This also includes his ability to unit people in the theme of self-sacrifice.