HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY March 17, 2019 thenewbostonteaparty Leave a comment Erin go bragh! St Patrick’s Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick’s Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years.While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebrations also take place in other countries around the world.. ST. PATRICK’S DAY FACTS, FUN, AND FOLKLORE Blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick, but green is now favored. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the American colonies was held in New York City on this day in 1762. St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day for planting peas, even in the snow! See our fun video on how to plant peas.