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Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Updated Friday, 9th March 2018

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture and heritage. 

St. Patrick depicted in a stain glass window Creative commons image Icon Andreas F. Borchert [CC BY-SA 3.0 de, CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license 17th of March is Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Lá Fhéile Pádraig). The day is a cultural and religious celebration that marks the death date of patron saint of Ireland (c. AD 385–461). While Saint Patrick's Day is an Irish festival, it is recognised in more countries than any other national festival. It has even been celebrated in space by astronauts on board the International Space Station. 

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