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History of Saint Patrick’s Day – Green Beer Sucks

By March 5, 2021No Comments

Diamond Knot Slanes Irish Red

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized as the patron Saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as Irish heritage and culture in general.

The day generally involves public parades and festivals, and wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

Great Irish Beers I recommend to try – Boulevard Irish Ale,  Diamond Knot Slanes Irish Ale, Ninkasi reNewale Mason’s Red Irish Ale, Silver City Brewing Ridgetop Red Ale.  Of course a great Guinness Stout.

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