Posted on March 17, 2015 by Krysta Cossitt
St. Patrick’s Day is the annual celebration of religion and Irish culture. It is said that the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, died on March 17th and therefore the holiday was established to honor him and the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.
St. Patrick’s Day is recognized as a public holiday in Ireland. Although it is not recognized as so in the US, Americans still celebrate Irish and Irish American culture by donning the color green, feasting on Irish fare and through religious activities – all of which have been practiced since the late 1600s. That’s right! Wearing the color green to celebrate Saint Patrick and Ireland have been a long running tradition.
Whether you already have plans for celebrating today or you’re still undecided – below are some Irish festivities in Roxborough that you don’t want to miss.
If just one day of Irish festivities isn’t enough, Roxborough Chautauqua is hosting a celebration of celtic music at the Roxborough Park Community Center on Friday, March 20, from 7 to 9 pm. You’ll learn how Celtic music influences other American musical genres as you enjoy the band, Lots O’Irish, play 30 classic tunes that span the centuries.