St. Patrick’s Day is considered a cultural and religious holiday, which is celebrated every year on March 17. This holiday is associated with the day of the death of the heavenly patron of Ireland, St. Patrick who is credited with spreading Christianity throughout the land and bringing an organized church into existence there.
St. Patrick’s Day was proclaimed a Christian holiday in the 18th century. It is celebrated by Catholics, the Russian Orthodox Church, and some Protestants. St. Patrick’s Day symbolizes the adoption of Christianity in Ireland. It is also the cultural heritage of Ireland itself. In St. Patrick’s Day organize parades, festivals, dances, it is customary to wear green clothes, trefoils. Christians attend church services.
Since there are two distinct meanings to the celebration of the Feast of St Patrick – the religious and the secular, which one would you consider takes precedence?
Share anything you like about this ethnic manifestation of allegiance to one’s cultural heritage and tradition.
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