Saturday, February 14, 2009
It's Time For St. Patrick's Day Happy T-shirt
Now you have something green to wear for St. Patrick's Day. It's the Happy St. Patrick's T-shirt so gather your friends, gather the beer and dye it green, and put on your Happy St. Patrick's Day t-shirts, because it's St Patricks Day! It's time to party! Don't be caught without your Happy St. Patrick's Day t-shirt, or you will get pinched! We have you covered for one of the biggest beer drinking holidays on the calendar! St Patricks Day T-shirts! Be the life of the party!
'Saint Patricks Day' ( or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially St. Paddy's Day or Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa 385-461 AD), one of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on March 17.
The day is the national holiday of Ireland. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Montserrat, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but is not an official holiday.
It became a feast day in the Roman Catholic Church due to the influence of the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding in the early part of the 17th century, and is a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics in Ireland. The date of the feast is occasionally, yet controversially, moved by church authorities when March 17 falls during Holy Week; this happened in 1940 when Saint Patricks Day was observed on April 3 in order to avoid it coinciding with Palm Sunday, and happened again in 2008, having been observed on 15 March. March 17 will not fall during Holy Week again until 2160.