I answered a question of are you Irish and reading the answers made me think of this question.
Do you really know the true meaning of St. Patrick's Day?
Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland's culture.
Answer by Simplicity3 at 11:35 AM on Feb. 20, 2011
Answer by san78 at 11:33 AM on Feb. 21, 2011
Answer by MommaClark3 at 11:31 AM on Feb. 20, 2011
Answer by wyattgrace at 11:32 AM on Feb. 20, 2011
Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 12:10 PM on Feb. 20, 2011
Answer by TwilightMack at 10:35 AM on Feb. 25, 2011
I don't know all the details,but it's to honor a person. Like most holidays. Retails make money on it and the reason we celebrate is forgotten.
Answer by HomeAlone45 at 10:35 AM on Mar. 3, 2011