St. Patrick's Day is March 17 (although parades and celebrations have already been going on for a week!) and lots of folks who are not Irish like to partake in the celebration just as much as those who are.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on what is believed to be the date that St. Patrick — the patron saint of Ireland — died. According to history, Patrick had a tough early life, but is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
In the U.S., St. Patrick's Day is marked with parades, green beer, corned beef and cabbage dinners, and lots of good cheer.
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