In the 1990s, the Irish government began to use St. Patrick's Day as a way to encourage tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world. It began with a one-day festival in Dublin but has been expanded to several days of parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions and fireworks shows. During one day of the festival, the Irish green the city" and illuminate iconic buildings in the verdant color. Wherever in the world you are celebrating the holiday.

St. Patrick's Day

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure'tis like a morn in spring. Get some eyes smiling with our St. Patrick's Day costumes. Celebrated on March 17, it is a secular and religious day that honors the patron saint of Ireland, who is believed to have died on March 17, 461. In recent years, it has also become a celebration of Irish culture both in Ireland, as well as around the world in places where the Irish have immigrated such as North America, Japan, Russia, Australia and Singapore. 

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