March 17th marks the day of St Patrick, celebrated by millions of people around the world. In Ireland, St Patrick’s Day was always held as an important religious day but today it’s celebrated as Ireland’s national holiday.
The wearing of green on St patrick's day
Many people wear something green on St Patrick ’s Day, in the past people would wear green to show their Irish heritage. Well in terms of celebrating the culture. However, they do wear Shamrocks to symbolize the teaching of the holy trinity by St Patrick – although they have no real evidence that this is true. A small bunch of Shamrocks would be pinned to the breast of our outer coats and should be away worn when attending Church.
I have been celebrating St Patrick's Day all day, watching the cheerful parade, which will be lasting for at least five more days. Everybody is wearing ugly green clothing and shamrocks. St Patrick’s day is a holiday so everybody is off work and school, so every street corner in Dublin is crowded. But it’s a fun tradition and I have really been enjoying watching the parade all day and being with my friends! I would definitely celebrate this again; the national day here is a really big event and something you don’t miss, unlike Sweden where people forget all the time when the national is day. St Patrick’s Day is equal to the fort of July celebration in the US. I think this kind of over the top celebration has been really fun and something I would like to see in Sweden.