Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious holiday observed on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s prominent patron saint.
For the same reason that American Protestants who aren’t particularly interested in Catholic saints do: they’ve devolved into cultural rather than religious observances, devoid of any spiritual importance. For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish nationalism, while for others, it is a pretext for parties. Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to romantic love. While the origins of these celebrations are strictly speaking saints’ feast days, no one seems to mind at this time.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Green on St. Patricks Day
In Ireland, it has no meaning. The color green has long been connected with St. Patrick’s Day. Red, orange, yellow, blue, and other colors have no specific meaning, and people in Dublin wear them all according to their own sense of style.
Apparently, “orange on St Patrick’s Day” signifies something to certain American fantasists, based on some of the other quite weird responses to this topic.