What Is St. Patrick’s Day?
Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Ever wonder why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world?
Ostensibly, the day is to honor Ireland's patron saint, who introduced Catholicism to the Irish and rid the land of snakes. That’s why you celebrate it, right? Probably not.
More likely you celebrate because, like the Irish, you love a party! St. Patrick's Day is just smart marketing.
There are Irish people in every nook of this planet. Many are natural brand ambassadors, willing to celebrate wherever they are, and happy to perpetuate the idea of fun-loving Irish. Bars are eager to promote the occasion to sell more green-tinted beer.