Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a yearly holiday celebrated on March 17th. It is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close.

Today, Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in America by Irish and non-Irish alike. Many people, regardless of ethnic background, wear green-colored clothing and items. Traditionally, those who are caught not wearing green are pinched affectionately.

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