17 March 2023 - Saint Patrick's Day
St Patrick’s Day: A national day of celebration as parades across the country draw big crowds
Ralph Riegel, Laura Lynott and Seoirse Mulgrew (The Independent Ireland, 17/03/2023)
Inclusivity, courage and Irish pride were the dominant parade themes as thousands braved March showers to attend St Patrick's Day festivities nationwide.
Parades wildly celebrated recent Irish successes including the performance of Irish trainers at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival - and Ireland's rugby heroes who chase both a Grand Slam and Triple Crown as they face England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in the Six Nations Championship.
St Patrick's Day: Thousands expected at Northern Ireland festivals
By Eimear Flanagan (BBC News NI, 17/03/2023)
Towns and cities across Northern Ireland, and many other parts of the world, will host parades and other festivities on Friday to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
BBC News NI lists some of the biggest events on offer this year.
What is St. Patrick's Day? Why do we celebrate it, and why do we wear green? What to know
Marina Pitofsky and Erin Jensen (USA Today, 17/03/2023)
St. Patrick's Day in America may be seen as some as a pot of gold on the calendar – a chance to don green while swigging jade beer and searching for an ounce of Irish ancestry with the same tenacity as you would a four-leaf clover.
But as the experts tell it, the day that originated in America is a prideful one for Irish and Irish Americans, one where their heritage is celebrated.
St. Patrick’s Day: Seven things you didn't know about the patron saint of Ireland
Laiba Mubashar (Euronews, 17/03/2023)
For more than 1000 years, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland every year on 17 March.
Over the years, the religious holiday commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has metamorphosed into a day of celebrating Irish culture through parades, music, special foods, dances and a lot of green - the colour commonly associated with the saint.