Saint Patrick's Day 2008Monday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day (Saint Patrick's Day, irl. Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig) - Irish national and religious holiday celebrated on March 17. It is named after Saint Patrick, the saint patron of Ireland.
St. Patrick's Day is a day off from work in Ireland, Northern Ireland Newfoundland and Labrador. The most important tradition of celebrations of St. Patrick's Day is wearing clothes in green. Green is the national color of Ireland, referring to the grassy landscape of the island and shamrock traditionally attributed to St. Patrick. Irish in many cities organize festivals and street parades, in which dominates just green.
Saint Patrick's Day is widely recognized and also celebrated in the United States. It is observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture. Celebrations include religious observances, numerous parades, eating and drinking. The holiday is celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century.