St Patrick’s Day 2021 quotes: Best quotes to wish someone Happy St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day 2019 quotes: Best quotes to wish someone Happy St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day 2021 quotes: Best quotes to wish someone Happy St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is held on Sunday, March 17 this year – but the whole weekend will be set aside by many as a chance to go out and have some fun. Whether you are Irish or not, the beloved day will see millions of people worldwide raising a pint of Guinness in a nod to the patron saint of Ireland. And is on hand with the best quotes and phrases to say to your friends and family this weekend.

How to say Happy St Patrick’s Day in Gaelic?

If you’re heading out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this weekend, why not raise yourself to the next level.

You can say: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit (pronounced Law Ale-yeh Pawd-rig Sunna Ditch)

Or why not try out some of these popular phrases about Ireland below.

Lara Flynn Boyle: “That’s what the holidays are for—for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn’t that the Irish way?”

Marianne Williamson: “We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.”

George Bernard Shaw: “”The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.”

Morgan Llywleyn: “I’m Irish! When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.”

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

What is St Patrick’s Day and why is it celebrated?

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and the day of celebration is held to mark the day of his death.

St Patrick himself, however, was not Irish – as he was believed to have been sold into slavery in Ireland as a child.

The date was originally a religious holiday held to mark the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and was celebrated with services, feasts and alcohol.

Although the celebration take part during Lent, St Patrick’s Day was traditionally celebrated with a day-long lift of the restrictions – which meant alcohol could be consumed.

The day became an official public holiday in 1903 – and every year is celebrated on March 17.

In Ireland, the day is marked as a bank holiday – so this year the following Monday (March 18) will be a day off work for many.

For those celebrating in the UK and USA, however – bad luck, as St Patrick’s Day is not a bank holiday.

The date is typically celebrated by eating and drinking Irish foods and beverages, while many choose to don green clothing.

Parades are also held across the globe – with Dublin and New York hosting the biggest follow day Birmingham.

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