Below are the dates for upcoming St Patrick’s Day holidays:
|Bank Holiday||Day of week||Date||Week|
|St Patrick's Day 2016||Thursday||17th March 2016||11|
|St Patrick's Day 2017||Friday||17th March 2017||11|
|St Patrick's Day 2018||Monday||19th March 2018||12|
St Patrick’s Day takes place on the 17th of March and is sometimes known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. The day is a national holiday in Northern Ireland but is widely celebrated worldwide. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and while born in England was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave in the 4th century at the age of 16. But after 6 years in enslavement he managed to escape and find his way back home. After many years, Patrick returned to Ireland. There are many stories about St Patrick such as ridding Ireland of snakes and that he could speak with Irish ancestors.
The shamrock is the symbol of Saint Patrick’s Day. This is a type of three-leaved clover which it is said that Patrick used to demonstrate Christianism to the Irish people.