When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you might envision quaint parades and family-friendly festivals. But let’s cut through the emerald-hued clichés and dive into what St. Paddy’s is really about. March 17 is a day to drink, dance, eat and enjoy a little taste of Irish Culture. Throw back some Guinness at your favorite Irish Pub, munch on some bangers & mash and other Irish foods and head out to some fun San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day events.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 every year, but parties, parades pub crawls and other events take place over a period of a few days (depending on how close the 17th is to the weekend) It is a cultural and religious holiday honoring Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Originally a feast day within the Christian liturgical calendar, it has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture and heritage. Marked by parades, lively music, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day is a day of joyous celebration for both Irish communities and others around the world. Traditional Irish foods, such as corned beef and cabbage, are enjoyed, and many partake in the drinking of Irish beers and whiskeys. In many cities, landmarks are illuminated in green. While rooted in Irish history and traditions, St. Patrick’s Day has become a symbol of unity and a showcase of the influence and reach of Irish culture globally.