When: March 17th
Wearing anything green in color. Eating traditional Irish food corned beef and cabbage. Drinking Irish beer.
According to Fortune, Over 13 million pints of Guinness beer will be consumed worldwide during the St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Born around the year 386 A.D. St. Patrick was a missionary and bishop in Ireland and referred to by people of Irish descent as the apostle of Ireland and is known for helping spread Christianity throughout the country. Although born in Great Britain, at age 16 he was captured by pirates and brought to Ireland where he worked tending sheep for a high priest of the pagan sect druidism. During his six years in captivity he become deeply committed to christianity and the plight of converting the pagan influenced children to Christianity. After escaping captivity he escaped to France and studied and entered the priesthood under missionary Saint Germain. Later he was called by the Pope of the time to return to Ireland to help support a small group of Christians living in the area. This also allowed him to continue to follow his dream and goal of converting pagans and non-believers in Ireland to Christianity. His life continues to be honored as a holiday every year and is revered by the Irish worldwide.