As every year, this March 17 Ireland celebrates a great holiday in honor of its patron Saint Patrick. An event that stains the streets of the whole country of green and which are increasingly targeted more corners of the planet.
The ‘Emerald Isle’ pays homage to the saint with a four-day festival which reflects the pride, talent and achievements of the Irish people through a large number of parades, concerts and various festive events.
But what is celebrated with this tradition? St. Patrick was originally a religious holiday commemorating the death of Patrick of Ireland, a Christian missionary who is credited with introducing the Catholic religion on the island.
This character, curiously not born in Ireland, if not in present-day Britain, was the son of a Christian deacon also descended from religious. Patricio, who is not his real name but as he was known once made holy, was kidnapped by pirates at the age of 16, who kept him for years in present-day Ireland where he managed to escape to go on a manned boat By pagans to France.
It was in the Gallic country that he returned to ecclesiastical life and was ordained a priest. But as some studies suggest, at age 46 the now known as Patrick, returned to Ireland, where he had been enslaved to preach his religion until the moment of his death.
A Christian legend says that Patricio explained the mystery of the Holy Trinity using a three-leaf clover, which in addition to increasing the importance of emerald color in the island’s symbolism and culture, has also caused over time to become A custom to wear a clover stamped on some clothing garment that looks to celebrate. DUBLIN, THE CAPITAL OF THE ESMERALD ISLAND In Dublin, the capital of the island of Trefoil, the number of tourists who come to sprinkle with the Irish spirit and enjoy the celebrations of Saint Patrick, Carried out under the motto ‘Ireland eres tu’.
On Saturday 18th, local and visitors will be able to enjoy the festivities with the celebration of the event «The Revolution Will Not Be Televised», which will consist of performances and discussion forums that will try to show the revolution that is taking place in the country to Through recognized figures within history, philosophy, sport, economy or culture.
In addition, the famous ‘Treasure Hunt’ will take place, an activity for up to 4,000 participants in which the LIffey River will be visited visiting places of historical and contemporary interest.
To put the finishing touches to the party, on March 19 the ‘Big Day Out’ festival will fill the streets of Dublin with theaters, crafts, music and circus shows.