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Saint Patrick was revered in Ireland St Patrick’s Day Irish Gnome and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky shirt for bringing Christianity to the island. Remembering the date of his death on March 17th has taken place for centuries. That date was recognized as one of 35 feast and fasting days in Ireland since the fifteenth century. Pope Urban VIII added Saint Patrick’s Day to the church calendar in 1631. Events of Pattern Day, a corruption of “patron saint” day, included pilgrimages to a well or chapel or some other location said to have a connection to Patrick where prayers were said and perhaps a mass was celebrated.
Over time, markets and fairs St Patrick’s Day Irish Gnome and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky shirt began to arise coinciding with the feast day. During the Reformation, these civic events may have been used to disguise what was essentially an outlawed Roman Catholic celebration. In 1695, Parliament replaced many Catholic saints’ days with holidays based on Protestant teachings. St. Patrick’s Days was among them. The law was not strictly enforced and the Irish continued to celebrate the day by wearing a green ribbon or shamrock. In time, St. Patrick’s Day was returned to the calendar. Nonetheless St Patrick’s day does have something of a following, probably because most people here seen it as a day to go out boozing and behave badly. Excessive boozing and public misbehaviour are not “woke” or even regarded as politically (socially) correct, so the idea of St Patrick’s day isn’t very influential. We do see a lot of news coverage of the questionable celebrations in USA. Some people may be influenced by that but not many.