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Saint Patrick's Day Quotes, Wishes

Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. ‘the Day of the Festival of Patrick,’) is a cultural and religious festival held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), Ireland’s foremost patron saint.

The Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church all celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, which was declared an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The day honors Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the Irish people’s heritage and culture in general. Parades and festivals are common, as are céilis and the wearing of green clothing or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services, and traditionally, the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, encouraging and propagating the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick’s Day History

Saint Patrick, Ireland’s most famous and beloved patron saint, was first commemorated as a feast day by the Catholic Church on March 17, 1631. With rare exceptions, March 17 always fell during the Christian holy season of Lent, when the Church forbade the consumption of alcohol. The ban on alcohol was lifted on Saint Patrick’s feast day, presumably because it was a feast day and feasting usually included alcohol.

In the 1800s, more than a million Irish men, women, and children immigrated to America through Ellis Island. In America, they were subjected to discrimination, which resulted in the majority of them being unemployed and living in tenements in New York City. The Irish found strength in unity as their numbers grew, and they came together every March 17 to celebrate their beloved patron saint with a parade. St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivals followed Irish immigrants across America’s heartland and into the deep south in search of cheap farmland and job opportunities.

The patron saint and national apostle of Ireland are Saint Patrick. He is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland, which is why his life and name are commemorated by Christians.

In the late fourth century, Maewyn Succat, the man who would later become St. Patrick, was born in Britain (then part of the Roman Empire). Maewyn grew up in a Christian family, but he was an atheist throughout his childhood, according to legend.

Maewyn was abducted from his home on the west coast of Britain at the age of 16 (around A.D. 400) by Irish pirates, who took him to Ireland and forced him to work as a shepherd herding sheep. He escaped his captors after six years, walking nearly 200 miles across Ireland and persuading a ship to take him back to Britain with them. Maewyn was convinced that the Lord had protected him and brought him safely home as a result of this harrowing experience.

When Maewyn returned home, he was summoned (in a dream) to preach the Gospel—in Ireland, of all places! He spent the next 15 years or so in a monastery in the United Kingdom, preparing for his work as a missionary. His name was changed to Patricius when he became a priest, and he returned to the land of his captors to begin his teachings.

Although there were some Christians in Ireland at the time, the country was largely pagan, making it difficult to spread a foreign religion. Patricius traveled from village to village, sharing the Lord’s teachings and eventually founding many churches in the process.

Saint Patrick’s Day Quotes

“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.” – Norman Reedus

Saint Patrick's Day Quotes

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” – Irish Blessing

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“May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.” – Irish Blessing

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” – Irish Blessing

“Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.”

“There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they ever be.”

“That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.”

“Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.”

“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.”

“Having you for a friend means that I’ve been granted the luck O’ the Irish.”

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”

St Patrick’s Day Wishes

“May you be blessed with a pot of gold that offers you happiness, prosperity, and luck!”

St Patrick’s Day Wishes

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wishing you the luck of shamrock and the blessings of leprechauns!”

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“Wishing you a pot o’ gold and all the joy your heart can hold.”

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.”

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May you have a blissful and prosperous celebration of this day.”

“May you be blessed with a pot of gold that offers you happiness, prosperity and luck!”

“Happy St. Patricks Day to you and your family. Sending love and blessings your way!”

St Patrick’s Day Wishes for Friends & Family

“May we always spend this auspicious day together with good health and good foods. Happy St. Patrick Day, everybody.”

St Patrick’s Day Wishes for Friends & Family

“Wishing Irish blessings for you and your family. May happiness never leave your side!”

“Sending lots of love and blessings to you on this St. Patrick’s Day. Have a safe one this year.”

“I wish that I could stop feeling that I want to be an Irish girl in Ireland.”

“May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you.”

“May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.”

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“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble to avoid you wherever you go.”

St Patrick’s Day Messages

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May your day be full of rainbows and happiness! Let’s toast our green beers and wish for peace!”

St Patrick’s Day Messages

“I will tell you, my body immediately responds to being in Ireland because every single cell in my body says yes.”

“You gotta try your luck at least once a day because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.”

“If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow.”

“Hope you receive the gentle touch of Irish luck and get blessed with prosperity. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

“I wish I could get a real pot of gold today. I would definitely give you half of it to spend on your dream product. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”

“Hoping that the greens of our dresses bring good luck and success to all of us. Let’s try to find a pot of gold together!”

“Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your family! May the symbol of shamrock strengthen the spirit of Irish unity and brotherhood!”

St Patrick’s Day Sayings & Blessings

“From the fullness of his grace, we have all received one blessing after another.”

St Patrick’s Day Sayings & Blessings

“May you enjoy the day with green beer, potato soup and Irish coffee! Let’s wear our best green costumes and befriend a leprechaun today!”

“Everything green is good for health and mind, like green vegetables and St. Patrick Day. Have a beautiful one this year.”

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“May the petals of shamrock bring nothing but good luck for you and your loved ones.”

“Too bad you are not wearing green today! Get ready for the leprechauns to find and pinch you! Hope you get some good luck from him too!”

“Luck was a mechanism to be devised, and luck and destiny were merely two sides of the same coin.”

“As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.”

“Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.”

Saint Patrick’s Day Facts

  • On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is welcome to identify as Irish, regardless of their birth heritage, and the Irish are fine with it. Be Irish today as part of the lively spirit, smiling eyes, and hearty laughter that is everywhere on St. Patrick’s Day, if not out of awe at the history and survival of the Irish diaspora in America during the 1800s.
  • Who doesn’t like a holiday that involves a pot of gold hidden at the end of every rainbow and wee little folk dressed in strange clothing with magical powers? What is the significance of leprechauns in relation to St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day? Nothing that we’re aware of, but Ireland’s legendary fairies with magical abilities found their way into the party and never left. According to Irish Celtic legend, leprechauns are grumpy souls tasked with mending the other fairies’ shoes, which could explain the large buckles on their tiny little shoes. However, we believe that leprechauns enjoy the bling of a large, gleaming shoe buckle.
  • It is fashionable to be green. It’s cool to be green. These days, everyone wants to be or do something that is environmentally friendly. The greenest day of the year is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day of the year when we can dress up in tacky green clothing, paint our nails green, and dye our hair green without raising an eyebrow. People will avoid you like the green plague if you do this on any other day.

The Bottom-Line:

St. Patrick’s Day is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture that takes place on or around March 17. It is dedicated to St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who served as a minister of Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

Parades, good luck charms, and all things green abound on St. Patrick’s Day. The festival began as a religious holiday, but it has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture.

St. Patrick’s Day is observed in many countries, particularly by Irish communities and organizations. On this day, many people dress in some form of green. This celebration includes parties featuring Irish food and beverages dyed with green food coloring. It’s a time when kids can eat candy and adults can have a “pint” of beer at a local pub. Irish food and drink are available in many restaurants and pubs.

To celebrate the day with full enthusiasm and zeal, and spread out the word with the world.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

 

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