St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast
day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish
have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On
St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent,
Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and
celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption
of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the
traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Shop St. Patrick’s Day specials at now.