Happy St.Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks (3 leaved clover) and luck, a fun-filled holiday that everyone can take part in, whether that means wearing green or looking for leprechauns.
Saint Patrick was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and is thought to have died on March 17th. The first St.Patrick’s Day was celebrated on March 17th 1762 in America by Irish soldiers serving in the English military, and it was originally considered a Christian holiday in fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17th. Over the past years the Irish government saw they could make money out of it and in 1995 began a national campaign to use St.Patrick’s Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world.
Today, this day is celebrated internationally including in Singapore, Russia and Japan. In Pubs, clubs and restaurants green beer is served as well as parades, dances and events are held for everyone young and old alike. So, go to your nearest Irish pub and "Èireann go Brách" ("Ireland forever!")

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