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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for more than 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. It seems that not much has changed! No matter how you celebrate, we wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!