Saint Patrick's Day

Cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March

Saint Patrick's Day    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Saint Patrick's Day: Cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


You Might Like

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, location data..
Reuters - Published

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Alphabet Inc's Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out..
Reuters - Published

Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

On a St. Patrick's Day like no other last month, Irish Health Minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with a stark message: "Your country needs you."
Reuters - Published

For U.S. small restaurants, coronavirus impact is swift and brutal

On St. Patrick's Day last year, Amy and Chris Hillyard marked the 30th anniversary of Farley's, their pair of cafes in San Francisco and Oakland, California, with live bagpipes and noisy crowds.
Reuters - Published

Closures, layoffs mar St. Patrick's Day

Business closures, layoffs marred St. Patrick's Day festivities in New Orleans. (March 18) - Published

'A St. Patrick's Day like no other,' Irish PM speaks to nation

Ireland's government will at some point advise the elderly and those with long-term illnesses to stay at home for weeks to try to save lives from the coronavirus, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on a..
Reuters - Published

Virus dampens St. Patrick's Day revelry in Florida

In response to the virus outbreak, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared that restaurants must limit their number of patrons to maintain safe distances between diners – a big change for one local.. - Published

Deserted St Patrick's Day streets highlight Irish hospitality woes

Publican David Chawke should have been frantically pulling pints on Tuesday in the middle of his busiest day of the year as the annual St. Patrick's Day parade passed his central Dublin bar, The Bank.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus hasn't stopped people celebrating St. Patrick's Day at home quarantine

People are coming up with creative ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day while under quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. - Published

Answers to your St. Patrick's Day questions: Who he was, why we wear green and more

St. Patrick's Day may be seen as a pot of gold on the calendar and an excuse to party. But the day is a prideful one for Irish and Irish Americans. - Published

No luck for the Irish as closed U.S. pubs face coronavirus losses on St. Patrick's Day

Orla Sweeney, manager of Connolly's Irish pub in New York City, expected St. Patrick's Day to once again be one of her bar's most profitable days of the year.
Reuters - Published

Democratic primaries, Bay Area lockdown, St. Patrick's Day: 5 things to know Tuesday

Three of the four scheduled primaries will go on despite coronavirus shutdowns, expect a quiet St. Patrick's Day and more news to know Tuesday. - Published

Last orders... Ireland closes all pubs on eve of St Patrick's Day

Ireland on Sunday said all bars in the country should close until at least the end of the month to curb the spread of coronavirus after videos of groups singing in packed Dublin venues sparked anger on..
Reuters - Published

New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade canceled on coronavirus concern

The centuries-old St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City has been canceled this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday night, one of the most high-profile U.S. public events to be..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus in N.Y.: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is Postponed

It is the first time the event, which draws about 150,000 marchers and two million spectators, will not go on as planned in more than 250 years. - Published

Chicago cancels St. Patrick's parade due to virus

Chicago has joined the growing ranks of cities across the United States to call off its St. Patrick's Day events amid concerns about the coronavirus. (March 11) - Published

Foster and O'Neill cancel St Patrick's Day trip to Washington over coronavirus

foster and o'neill cancel st patrick's day trip to washington over coronavirus
Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill have cancelled their planned trip to Washington on Wednesday as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations. The Executive Office confirmed Northern Ireland's First and..
WorldNews - Published

Coronavirus kills St. Patrick's Day parades in Boston, Dublin; heavy economic impact likely

Coronavirus fears have derailed two of the world's most famous St. Patrick's Day parades and other cities may follow soon - Published

Ireland axes St. Patrick's Day parades, sets aside coronavirus funds

Ireland canceled all St. Patrick's Day parades due to take place across the country next week over the risk of a further spread of coronavirus as the government set aside 3 billion euros to tackle the..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus update LIVE: Wall Street dives as WHO says pandemic threat is 'very real'

Fear over the coronavirus outbreak sent global stock markets and oil prices plunging, touched off prison riots in Italy, and forced the cancellation of all of Ireland's St Patrick's Day parades.
The Age - Published

Dunkin' launches 'Snackin' Bacon' and brings back Irish Creme coffee, Lucky Shamrock Donut

Bacon fans, rejoice. Dunkin' now has Snackin' Bacon with Sweet Black Pepper seasoning and St. Patrick's Day specials like Irish Creme coffee are back. - Published

Birmingham Irish I am: 'St Patrick's Day - best day of my life'

A BBC Four documentary tells the story of Birmingham's Irish population through people's memories and rare archive footage.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham St Patrick's Day parade under threat

Organisers say they have lost their main sponsor without whom they will struggle to fund the event.
BBC News - Published

Boxer whose knockout left Patrick Day in critical condition said he considered quitting sport

Boxer Charles Conway wrote an emotional open letter to Patrick Day, who is in extremely critical condition after Conway knocked him out in fight. - Published