St Patrick's Day is a yearly celebration on March 17, which has been going on for many years now. The history of St Patrick's Day dates back to ancient times which started in Ireland. It is considered to be the bank saint's day in the Northern Ireland and is also regarded as a communal holiday in Republic of Ireland, Montserrat, and Canadian area of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also celebrated in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, the United States and Canada, but is not observed as a holiday.
In the ancient past, Saint Patrick's Day was just another religious holiday, but with time it became a public holiday in 1903. It is a celebration across the globe to showcase Ireland culture.This celebration involves innovation, creativity, and involvement of people at the grass-root level. This is the apt opportunity to motivate people of the Irish descent, and make them imaginative and expressive in every manner possible.
It was on 17 March, 1996 that the first Saint Patrick's Festival was held. When it started, it was just a day long event, but with time by 2006, the St Patrick's festival became five days long; where more than 675,000 people participated in the 2009 St Patrick's Day parade. Parades on St Patrick's Day are held in Dublin, as well as in many Irish cities, towns and villages like Cork, Belfast, Derry, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Waterford.
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