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When is St. Patrick's Day 2015?

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When is St. Patrick's Day 2015? Does it fall on a weekday or weekend? Check your Almanac calendar here.

St. Patrick's Day History

St. Patrick was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Long before the shamrock became associated with St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), the four-leaf clover was regarded by ancient Celts as a charm against evil spirits.

In the early 1900s, O. H. Benson, an Iowa school superintendent, came up with the idea of using a clover as the emblem for a newly founded agricultural club for children in his area. In 1911, the four-leaf clover was chosen as the emblem for the national club program, later named 4-H.

St. Patrick's Day 2015

* See note below.

Year St. Patrick's Day
2014 Monday, March 17
2015 Tuesday, March 17
2016 Thursday, March 17

*Note: On those years when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday or during Holy Week, the Almanac keeps it there and treats it as a secular holiday only. Churches may transfer this to another date, however, for the feast day. Or, cities may change their celebration date.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

If you're inclined toward the legend, lore, and festivities of the saint and how the Irish honor him, check out this St. Patrick's Day site, where you'll find everything from parades to recipes.

Planning a St. Patrick's Day dinner? Check out our video to see how to make corned beef and cabbage!

On St. Patrick's Day, the warm side of a stone turns up, and the broad-back goose begins to lay.

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Merciful Heavens!...Veg

By Patti Duffy

Merciful Heavens!...Veg Recipe! Are You Irish?! Nice Blessing..Standard for many occasions...But No Meat!...

Hello, I suggest you opt for

By Veg Recipe

Hello, I suggest you opt for a vegetarian recipe on this St. Patrick's Day. One of the great Irishmen has said: My hearse will be followed not by mourning coaches but by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of poultry and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.
On the coming St. Patrick's day, here is a good blessing from a site on irish sayings : May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Try preaching to other

By Stewie

Try preaching to other dropkicks, old bean (or vegetable of your choice).

Hahahaha good one. But

By ArtBruce

Hahahaha good one. But NO!!!!!!

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