If you go to Mass in a Catholic church on March 17th, at least in the West, St Patrick’s Day Gnome hug Busch Light shirt almost assuredly will be celebrated. Parishes under his patronage will likely be celebrating further afterward, perhaps eating, and drinking, placing music, and dancing, and smoking all with the dispensation of the bishop of course it is Lent after all. It is very good. Also, since 2017, St. Patrick is officially recognized as a Russian Orthodox Christian Saint because he lived long before the Great Schism. So, celebrating his life and service is now the duty of every true believer.
Yes, we do. We have a yearly St Patrick’s Day Gnome hug Busch Light shirt organized with the help of the Irish Embassy in Russia. Irish Week culminates with St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Moscow with thousands of participants. Irish Week includes concerts of Irish-related music and other celebrations in Moscow and other major cities. Because of John Tolkien’s books and related pop-culture and rock culture, we have a lot of fans of Nothern Europe and Ireland in particular. At least, among the cultured intelligentsia.