You must have noticed the day when everything in Ireland turns green. Not only Ireland, but the tradition is catching up globally. St. Patrick’s day was originally a celebration of St. Patrick of Ireland who is one of the world’s most popular saints. Patrick preached for 40 years, worked many miracles, and wrote of his love for God in Confessions until he died on March 17. However, the day is not only a religious celebration, it turned into a cultural thing with
How Ireland celebrates St. Patrick?
Well, you basically wear green and party all day long! There are parades, music, dancing, and all kinds of festivals all around. As if the Irish need it, they are one of the happiest people I have seen honestly. But a little party never killed nobody, right?
St. Patrick’s believers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
Let’s talk about Ireland
Don’t get confused, there are two Irelands in this world; Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (but that division is another story). St. Paddy’s day is celebrated in both equally. However, since wI wrote about Northern Ireland before, let’s focus on Republic today. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is the ultimate bucket list item and one of the absolute best times to visit Dublin. There are plenty of things to do in Ireland. From enjoying the amazing scenery to touring the Guinness Factory, Ireland offers its tourists a wide range of historical attractions and beautiful natural landscapes that everyone would simply fall in love with.
What to do in Dublin?
Well, the city is pretty amazing and it has a million things to offer. It all depends on your preference really. You can enjoy a walk at St. Stephen’s Green, which is a huge park where you can enjoy walks and green spaces all day long. As for the cultural part, you can the Dublin castle is quite a place to check out, it tells a lot about the history of the country. Not only that, but it’s so beautiful, you will feel like you are in a fairy tale or something. The National Gallery of Ireland is not to be missed as well.