Today, St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated all over the world by Irish and non-Irish alike. The feast of Saint Patrick, which is held during March every year, is a cultural and religious celebration of Ireland’s heritage. The celebration is held to honor and commemorate the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Therefore, the annual celebration is extremely special and they will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2022.
St. Patrick’s Day 2022
The day is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by Irish communities in other countries, including Britain (particularly London), Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand.
What weekend will St. Patrick’s day be celebrated in 2022?
Saint Patrick’s day is a long-standing cultural and religious celebration traditionally held on the 17th of March, the day Saint Patrick died. This year, the 17th of March falls on Thursday.
However, this occasion is not just held in Ireland, in fact, it is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. This holiday celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick.
Is St. Patrick’s Day always on the 17th of March?
People often ask me “Is St. Patrick’s Day always on the 17th of March?” The answer is a resounding yes! It’s celebrated on March 17th every year, without fail. If you’ve ever wondered why or have even asked yourself “when is St. Patrick’s Day?” you’re in luck! In this post, I’ll explain the history behind this holiday and what it means to people all over the world.
St. Patrick’s Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the life and legacy of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick (381–461 AD), who was credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. The day has been celebrated since 1631 when it was first held as a religious holiday in Dublin and other parts of Ireland; it became more widespread throughout North America during World War II thanks to Irish immigrants who wanted to reconnect with their heritage while living abroad.
So that you can plan ahead, here are the days March 17 will fall annually: (1) 2023 – Friday, (2) 2024 – Sunday, (3) 2025 – Monday, (4) 2026 – Tuesday, (5) 2027 – Wednesday, (6) 2028 – Friday and so on.
Will there be a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin 2022?
The national St. Patrick’s day parade in the streets of Dublin has been set back for the past 2 years since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s ready to bounce back even better this year 2022.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest parades in Dublin, Ireland, and has been held annually since 1903. This year’s parade route will start from the Metro Center and will continue through Historic Dublin. About 100 groups including equestrian teams, marching bands, floats, and novelty/antique vehicles will be featured this year.
What do you do on St. Patrick’s Day 2022?
St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for over 1,000 years by Irish people all over the world to commemorate their patron saint. This day was originally celebrated with religious feasts and services but over time became a secular celebration of Irish culture when it reached other countries, particularly in North America.
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday, so banks and schools are closed, and many businesses give their employees the day off.
Some things to do on that day include: wearing green attire and shamrocks (the three-leafed clovers), marching along with parades which feature traditional Irish music and dancing, eating Irish food like colcannon (potatoes mashed with cabbage), bacon & cabbage (boiled bacon served with cabbage), soda bread, and finger sandwiches.
What is Dublin like on St. Patrick’s Day?
There are plenty of things to do on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, from watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade to attending concerts, plays, and other cultural events. With various cultural events for the locals and visitors alike, the city is surely one of the most exciting must-see events in the Land of Saints and Scholars.
For a moment in time, everyone is Irish! People join in the fun to appreciate and explore Irish culture. Green dressing, green food, and Irish food in general are prepped to get into the spirit of the day. Irish beer and all kinds of beverages are ready to get downed in pubs and clubs.
Cultural symbols like shamrocks, pots of gold, and leprechauns are all over the place. Lastly, brace yourself for a flood of green as the highlight of the day, an energetic and exciting St. Patrick’s Day parade, weaves through from north to south of the city.
Here are some late-night events that are scheduled for March 17: (1) Mother Dublin St Patrick’s Disco at Lost Lane, (2) Delicious Dublin at The Grand Social, (3) Jiggy, The Bonny Men & Shandrum Ceilí Band at the Festival Quarter, (4) Live Storytelling – Saints & Sinners at MVP, (5) St Patrick’s dos Cria at Twenty Two Nightclub and (6) St Patrick’s Day Sauce Special at Tramline.
It’s great to see the world slowly going back after the pandemic. Go out the streets and don your green quirky and fun attires as you celebrate St. Patrick’s day! It’s time again to let your hair down and be as wacky as you want to be. Feel free to talk with strangers and make merry with them, and before anything else, don’t forget to book a table in your favorite Irish pub!