St Patrick's Day for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Thursday, March 17th.
St. Patrick's Day also called Feast of St. Patrick, and St. Patty’s day is observed on March 17 and marks the death date of Saint Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland. In the early 17th century, it was made an official Christian feast day observed by the Church of Ireland, the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as the culture of Ireland, and commemorates the death of Saint Patrick.
Saint Patrick’s Day around the world
In Europe, Ireland, England, Malta, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Scotland, and Switzerland all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Other countries around the world celebrating the Day are Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and the United States. Celebrations include recognition of the local Irish populations and a tribute to their culture and Christian religion.
Is St Patrick Irish
St Patrick came from Wales or Scotland where he was abducted at the age of 16 and brought to Northern Ireland as a slave. So no he was not Irish. He was then brought to Slemish Mountian in County Antrim to herd sheep and escaped. He ended up staying in Ireland preaching, baptizing and building churches until his death in the year 461 .
Days to St. Patrick’s Day 2016
Thursday, March 17th is day number 77 of the 2016 calendar year with -5 years, -8 months, -22 days until St Patrick's Day 2016.
More from Encyclopedia Britannica St. Patrick’s Day
1.”9 St. Patrick’s Day Facts” - Ireland, Ireland.com.
|St Patrick's Day|
|Name(s):||St Patrick's Day, Feast of Saint Patrick, St Paddy's Day, Patrick's Day|
|When:||March 17th annually|
Dates for St Patricks Day
|Holiday||Date||Days to Go|
|St Patricks Day 2020||Tuesday, March 17, 2020||-631|
|St Patricks Day 2021||Wednesday, March 17, 2021||-266|
|St Patricks Day 2022||Thursday, March 17, 2022||99|
|St Patricks Day 2023||Friday, March 17, 2023||464|
|St Patricks Day 2024||Sunday, March 17, 2024||830|
|St Patricks Day 2025||Monday, March 17, 2025||1195|