As the saying goes everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s luckiest principal ever shirt. It is one of the most popular Irish holidays celebrated world wide. Saint Patrick’s Day is the Feast of Saint Patrick. The feast day of St. Patrick is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick is the foremost patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day began as a remembrance of an honored bishop and later saint. Events were religious in nature including prayers, masses, and pilgrimages to places representing important events in Patrick’s life. In time it became more celebratory and included markets and fairs.
The Irish diaspora remembered the day as they moved to St Patrick’s luckiest principal ever shirt. In the United States, they began publicly observing the day in the early 18th century. The Irish presence in America increased dramatically in the 1840s as a result of Ireland’s potato famine of 1845-1849. Irish immigrants in America were often subject to discrimination in the workplace. American newspapers of the day portrayed the Irish as lazy drunkards. As a group, the Irish were further disparaged for their role in the draft riots during the Civil War.