4 Reasons Why Saint Patrick’s Day is Celebrated
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by Irish people the world over to commemorate a lot of things. Principally though it is a day to honor one of the great saints of the Irish Catholic church St. Patrick. Although there were a lot of missions to Ireland to convert the people from their polytheistic religion, St. Patrick’s was the first one to go there on a religious mission and also the one who endured being kidnapped and the one who also had god’s vision to spread his word. St. Patrick dies in Ireland after about thirty years of priesthood and this day is honored in celebration of his life and work. The St. Patrick’s Day that we now know of has a lot of clover leaves, green and lot of drinks. But Green was not always the color of St. Patrick’s Day. It was blue, and no one can really say when and why it turned to green. It is not only celebrated I Ireland but by people in a lot of countries where there are Irish settlers and where there has been some Irish influence. Here are some reasons why St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated.
1. The government of Ireland came up with the following reasons to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a large scale.
They are, To offer a national festival that ranks amongst all of the greatest celebration in the world, To create energy and excitement throughout Ireland via innovation, creativity, grassroots involvement, and marketing activity, To provide the opportunity and motivation for people of Irish descent (and those who sometimes wish they were Irish) to attend and join in the imaginative and expressive celebrations and to project, internationally, an accurate image of Ireland as a creative, professional and sophisticated country with wide appeal.
2. Not all reasons are for marketing purposes though
The Irish people attach a lot of religious significance to the day and it is not only the Irish Catholic church which celebrates it, but the Anglican and Lutheran churches as well.