Día de San Patricio: origen y por qué se celebra en EE.UU. el 17 de marzo

(CNN) – Every March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day or Día de San Patricio is celebrated.

If you want to learn more about this celebration, here are some important facts.

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Saint Patrick’s Day is the celebration of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

La carne en conserva y el repollo son un alimento básico en muchas celebraciones del Día de San Patricio en Estados Unidos.

San Patricio is regarded as a Christian missionary and apostle of Ireland.

The saints are chosen to intercede and protect the interests of a group, place, country, profession, or occupation in heaven.

Saint Patrick is responsible for converting the people of Ireland to Christianity.

385 AD – Born in Great Britain, but he was not Irish.

At the age of 16, he was taken to Ireland as a slave.

He escaped six years later and became a priest.

After a vision, he returned to Ireland to convert the Irish people to Christianity.

However, the majority of biologists have never found snakes in Ireland. It is attributed to have expelled snakes from Ireland.

On March 17, 461 AD, Saint Patrick died.


In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is a national holiday and the banks, shops, and businesses close on that day.

It has been primarily celebrated as a religious festival.

United States

1737 – The first celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day in the United States takes place in Boston.

According to the U.S. Census, 31,517,030 inhabitants of the nation reported having Irish heritage in 2019.

In the United States, Saint Patrick’s Day is primarily a secular holiday.

Celebration in New York

March 17, 1762 – The first official parade takes place in New York.

The largest to date, this parade in honor of the heroes and victims of September 11th features 300,000 participants and 3 million spectators on March 17, 2002.

On March 17, 2011, the 250th St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in New York.

At the parade, the organizers of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York announced the first LGBT group to march under their banner on September 4, 2014. The prohibition of openly homosexual groups in the parade signifies its conclusion.

On March 11, 2020, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announces that for the first time in over 250 years, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is canceled amidst concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus.

The parade takes place on the 16th, unless that day falls on a Sunday, in which case the parade is regularly held on March 17th.

The largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the world is often referred to as the parade. Fifth Avenue marches through, from 44th to 79th streets.

Chicago Celebration

On March 12, 1955, the first parade of St. Patrick’s Day takes place.

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade have announced the decision to cancel the event scheduled for March 11, 2020.

On February 2, 2021, the event planners declare that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago has been called off for the second year in a row due to apprehensions regarding the coronavirus.