Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
Saint Patrick's Day is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America.
The St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival in Singapore is an exciting event not to be missed – a time of the year when people around the world dress up in green, and celebrate the rich culture, arts, community and all things fun and Irish! Having grown every year since the first Parade in 2006, the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival promises to be a true illustration of Singapore’s multi-cultural foundation.
Soak up the festive atmosphere of all things Irish, and come partake in the celebrations. So mark your calendars and go get your something green to wear for this coming St. Patrick’s Day!