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Happy St Patricks Day!
This international holiday is celebrated annually throughout the world on March 17th. Popular activities on this day include parades, drinking parties, and just about ANYTHING involving the color Green.
The day is marked by parades, festivals, social gatherings, people wearing green clothing, chefs creating green food and drink recipes, and artists painting green-themed murals.
Saint Patrick is a Patron Saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people.
St Patricks Day is a yearly celebration of Irish culture, held on what is believed to be the date of the death of St. Patrick in 461. The day has been celebrated as an official Christian holiday since the early 17th century.
Nowadays, St Patricks Day is a public holiday in Ireland, but is also widely celebrated in Canada, the United States, the UK, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand.
Why do people drink on St Patricks Day?
Historically, the Christian restrictions on food and alcohol consumption during Lent were lifted on this one special day.
Why is the Shamrock associated with St Patricks Day?
Legend has it that Saint Patrick himself used the 3-leafed shamrock to visually explain the Holy Trinity.
Click any link below to learn about other popular US Holidays.
NEW YEARS EVE - This page provides a summary of the origin of New Years Eve, as well as a selection of holiday party themes and cool clip art images.
CHINESE NEW YEAR This page gives brief descriptions and bright depictions of Eastern Zodiac signs, as well as a romantic compatibility chart and a brief summary of the Chinese New Year.
VALENTINES DAY Visit this link for a summary of Valentines Day history, plus related symbols and a bright selection of free printable Valentine clip art.
FUNNY VALENTINES Enjoy a fun collection of the world's least romantic rhyming couplets ever written since the dawn of mankind.
APRIL FOOL'S DAY A handy selection of popular pranks to play on your friends (not to mention enemies).
EASTER WALLPAPER provides a description of the holidays known as Easter and Passover, along with Easter themed wallpapers and Easter themed clip art designs.
EASTER AMERICANA This page features even more Easter designs, and also some fun crafts for kids.
EASTER COLORING PAGES - Here's where you'll find bunnies, baskets and colored eggs. Get the picture?
MOTHERS DAY - Tribal tattoos and other great gift ideas for mom.
MEMORIAL DAY - A brief summary of the origin of the Federal holiday known as Memorial Day, along with a short collection of poems with a Memorial Day theme.
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known as Independence Day. Also find here free printable fireworks and other cool clip art
HALLOWEEN - A summary of the history of Halloween, plus related symbols, poetry, creative costumes and party ideas.
EASY HALLOWEEN RECIPES - A weird collection of creepy holiday treats that taste a whole lot better than they look.
THANKSGIVING - The most traditional of United States Holidays. This year, why not learn how to cook a juicy, tender Deep Fry Turkey?
CHRISTMAS - This page features seasonal holiday wallpaper, colorful clip art designs, and a good strong dose of Holiday cheer.
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