Explore the Ireland national independence day 2021 and Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations 2021. Patron Saint of Ireland, the feast day of St. Patrick and St. Paddy’s Day are other names of Saint Patrick’s Day and this day is celebrated on 17th March every year in Ireland. The Saint Patrick’s Day or feast day of St. Patrick is celebrated in other countries (Canada, UK, Australia, USA, etc) of the world. A public holiday is given across all Ireland( Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland) on the 17th of March every year. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a national holiday in Ireland. This day is celebrated with full passion and national spirit. Irish people hold parades and festivals on this occasion and celebrate the traditional Irish culture.
Ireland Official Name: Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann)
Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day 2021: Tuesday, March 17, 2021
Celebrated As: St. Patrick’s Day or Patron Saint of Ireland or feast day of St. Patrick
Ireland Got Independence From: United Kingdom (UK)
Ireland National Day: 24th April 1916
Ireland National Language: Irish & English
Ireland National Independence Day History:
During the late 1800s Irish independence from England was going on and from 1801 to 1922 Ireland was part of the UK(United Kingdom). At that time period, the UK government ruled on both parts of Ireland(South Ireland and North Ireland) through its Dublin Castle administration. During the 19th century, Ireland faced so many economic problems in which the Great Famine of the 1840s was most famous. The Irish Home Rule campaign was very active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While on the other side its opposing forces were also very active and they played their rule to opposed it.
Charles Stuart Parnell was a great politician of Ireland and he formed the Land League. Being president of Land League he adopted a more political way to deal with the UK. He promoted ‘shunning’ which meant Land War and although he was not successful in achieving Home Rule it lay the ground for Ireland’s independence from the United Kingdom.
On the Easter weekend of 1916, the Irish Citizen and Volunteers army launched while Britain was busy in World War I. The Irish Citizen and Volunteers army proclaim an independent Irish republic in 1916. This Irish army fought with Britain forces but could not defeat them. But they continued their struggle for independence. In the year 1919, the war between British forces and Irish republican separatists was broke out. 1920 was the year when the British Government divided Ireland into two parts( Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland).
The Parliament of Northern Ireland came into being in 1921 upon a Royal Assent. Whereas Southern Ireland’s institutions never became functional. A ceasefire was agreed between the British Government and Irish republican separatists on 11 July 1921. The Anglo-Irish Treaty agreement was signed between the UK government and the Irish majority party Sinn Féin. As a result of this five-sixths of Ireland succeeded in getting independence from the UK. The whole island of Ireland was got Dominion status under the terms of this treaty. The Northern Ireland region remained under the control of the UK while the Southern region became Irish Free State. The Republic of Ireland was declared in 1949 and in the same year, Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth. In December 1955, this country became part of the united nations. On 1st Jan 1973, Ireland got membership in European union.
Ireland Flag And When It Was Adopted:
The flag of Ireland is consists of tricolor bars and these colors are green, white and orange. All these three colors have some representations like green color represents the Irish Catholics and the republican, orange color represents the Irish Protestants and white represents the hope of peace between them. The flag of Ireland was adopted in 1919 as a national flag. This flag was in use since the independence movement by the Young Irelanders.
Ireland National Anthem And When It Was Adopted:
Ireland’s national anthem is in Irish “Amhrán na bhFiann” and in English “The Soldier’s Song”. The Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney were the persons who composed the music of Ireland’s national anthem whereas its original English lyrics were composed by Kearney in 1910. Ireland’s national anthem’s English-Irish translation was done by Liam Ó Rinn. The national anthem of Ireland was adopted in 1926.
Ireland National Anthem In Irish:
Sinne Fianna Fáil,
atá faoi gheall ag Éirinn,
Buíon dár slua
thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Faoi mhóid bheith saor
Seantír ár sinsear feasta,
Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill.
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil,
Le gunna-scréach faoi lámhach na bpiléar,
Seo libh canaig’ amhrán na bhFiann.
Ireland National Anthem In English:
A Soldier’s Song
Soldiers are we
Whose lives are pledged to Ireland
Some have come
From a land beyond the wave
Sworn to be free
No more our ancient sire land
Shall shelter the despot o’er the slave
Tonight we man the bearna baol – (Gap of Danger)
In Erin’s cause, come woe or weal (well)
’Mid cannon’s roar and rifles’ peal
We’ll chant a soldier’s song.
We wish a very happy Ireland National Independence Day 2021 and St. Patrick’s Day 2021 to all Irish people of this world. We also pray for Ireland’s prosperity and Long life for Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2021:
St Patrick’s Day celebrations are celebrated globally on 17th March every year. This day remembered the significance of Ireland’s patron saints St Patrick who spread Christianity in Ireland. Parades and festivals are held on this day in various countries of the world. Largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade ceremony is held in Dublin in which renowned musicians perform. On St. Patrick’s Day thousands of people come to see these parades and festivals.
On St. Patrick’s Day people wear green and they prepare special St. Patrick’s Day Recipes which are mostly in green color. Even St. Patrick’s Day drinks are in green color too. Everywhere from buildings to rivers are in green on the happy occasion of the feast day of St. Patrick. Shamrocks(a three-leaved plant) is also used on this day because it is considered that St Patrick used it as a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Millions of people in the world celebrate this event. St. Patrick’s Day is an Ireland national holiday. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include the following:
- St. Patrick’s Day Events 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Week 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Green Wear
- St. Patrick’s Day Drinks 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Songs 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Kids Games and Crafts 2021
- St. Patrick’s Day Parties 2021
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2021:
On St. Patrick’s Day many parade ceremonies are held in the world but the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ceremonies 2021 will be held in Dublin, Ireland and Chicago, Illinois, New York City, Savannah, Georgia, Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2021. Patrick’s Day Parade features are pipe bands, colorful floats, music, marching units, and Irish dancers.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Venues 2021:
- Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 17, 2021 | 10:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade Boston: March 15, 2021, | at 1:00 pm.
- New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 17, 2021, | at 3:00 pm.
- Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2021: March 17, 2021, | at 12:00 pm.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade Toronto 2021: March 15, 2021, | Sun, 12 – 7 PM
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade London 2021: March 15, 2021, | Sun, 12 – 11 PM
- Liverpool St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2021: March 17 | 2:00 – 4:30 PM
- Leederville WA, Australia St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Mar 14, 9 AM – 6 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2021:
- St. Patrick’s Festival Dublin Ireland 2021:
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Friday, March 13, 2021 – Tuesday, March 17, 2021
- Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2021:
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Date: Friday, March 13-Saturday, March 14, 2021, at 10 a.m.-12:00 a.m each day
- Saint Patrick’s Day Festival London UK 2021:
Location: Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Date: March 15, 2021 at 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Traditions 2021:
- Feasting of the day
- Preparing and eating traditional Irish food: soda bread, coffee, corned beef, corned cabbage, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie.
- Wearing green ribbons and shamrocks
- Drinking green drinks
- Pots of gold
- Dancing Leprechauns
St. Patrick’s Day Food Recipes 2021:
- Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Irish Soda Bread
- Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowls
- Irish Stew
- St. Patrick’s Day Lime Poke Cake
- St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pancakes
- St. Patrick’s Day Fried Cabbage
- St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks
- St. Patrick’s Day Mint Schnapps Shakes
- Irish Coffee
- St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Layer Cake
- Irish Grilled Cheese
- St. Patrick’s Day Mint Shakes
St. Patrick’s Day Decorations Ideas 2021:
- Shamrock Bunting
- Mantel Display
- Green-Wood Clover Sign
- Gold Centerpiece
- Balloon Shamrock Backdrop
- Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats
- Shamrock Balloons
- Shamrock Drink Coasters
- Potted Paper Shamrocks
- St. Patrick’s Day Garland
- Irish Flag Mason Jars
- Honeycomb Shamrocks
- Pots of Gold
- Mini St. Patrick’s Day Banner
- Shamrock Mason Jars
- Shamrock Floral Centerpiece
- No-Sew Shamrock Table Runner
- St. Patrick’s Day Bottles
How St. Patrick’s Day or feast day of St. Patrick is celebrated in Ireland?
On the occasion of St. Patrick’s day Irish people hold parades and festivals in the whole country. The largest parade ceremony is held in the capital city (Dublin) of the country. The Local people of many villages and towns held their own parade. Many local musicians perform during these parades ceremonies. In many regions of Ireland, Irish visual and performing arts and music festivals are held. Irish people are very welcoming and friendly.
Public Life on St. Patrick’s Day:
On the occasion of St Patrick’s Day, post offices, business centers, banks, schools, colleges, universities, and many other organizations are closed in Ireland. Pubs and stores are generally open but reduce their timings than usual. Public transport service may reduce their schedules. On this day some local disruption to traffic may be seen because of the parade ceremonies and other celebrations. If the St. Patrick’s Day or Patron Saint of Ireland or feast day of St. Patrick falls on a Sunday then the public holiday move on Monday, March 18.
History of St. Patrick’s Day:
St Patrick was born in Roman Britain in 387 CE. He was taken to Ireland at the age of 16 as a slave. He played a very important role in converting Irish to Christianity. He also played a special role in Ireland to get rid of snakes. He established a number of schools, monasteries, and churches and also a large number of personalities grew up under his supervision. That’s why every 17th of every 17th March Irish people pay homage to St. Patrick on his services. Irish people celebrate this day with religious acts and feasts. He died on March 17 in 493 CE and buried down Cathedral in Downpatrick. According to many Christian churches’ views, he was a saint. According to the Bank Holiday Act 1903, this day became a public holiday in this country.
St Patrick’s Day Symbols:
Green, white, orange, the Republic of Ireland’s flag and the shamrock are the symbols of St Patrick’s Day. The clover plant’s leaf is called shamrock and it is also considered as Holy Trinity of Irish Catholic. The registered trademark of the Republic of Ireland is the shamrock. The flag of the Republic of Ireland is consists of three vertical colored bars and these colors are green, white and orange. The pots of gold, green pot, and leprechaun are also symbols of this day. The serpents, Celtic cross, sun, and snakes are St Patrick’s Day religious symbols.
Interesting St Patrick’s Day Facts:
The followings are the interesting St Patrick’s Day facts.
- St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday of Ireland and it is celebrated annually every 17th of March. It is also an annual feast day which is celebrated worldwide.
- Saint Patrick is considered as the Apostle of Ireland. He played an important role to brought Christianity to Ireland.
- It is believed that all the snakes drove out from Ireland by St. Patrick.
- On St. Patrick’s Day people wear green apparel and they eat green-dyed food and drink items.
- On St. Patrick’s Day people eat traditional foods such as corned beef and cabbage.
- 17th March is considered as the saint’s death date according to Christians believe. He died in 461 in Saul, County Down. According to history, he buried in the grounds of Down Cathedral.
- The first time the Feast of Saint Patrick was celebrated by Irish immigrants in 1737 in Boston, USA while the first St Patrick’s Day parade was held in 1766 in New York City, instead of Ireland.
- Dublin is the main city where St Patrick’s Day celebrations are held on a large scale.
- An Irish Franciscan friar, “Luke Wadding” was the person who invented the St Patrick’s Day.
- St Patrick was not born in Ireland, he belonged either Wales or Scotland.
- On St Patrick’s Day, everything including buildings, rivers, dresses, hats, food and drink items goes green.
- St Patrick’s Day parades(long and short) are held all over Ireland.
- The national flower of Ireland is shamrock which also represents the Holy Trinity.