Saint Patrick’s Day…
Lá Fhéile Pádraig…
May Christ and His saints stand
between you and harm.
May and her Son
St. Patrick with his staff.
Martin with his mantle.
Bridget with her vail.
Michael with his shield.
And God over all with His strong right hand.
It is named after Saint Patrick the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.
It began as a purely Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s.
However, it has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland’s culture.