Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religous holiday celebrated each year on March 17th, the death date of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and is a celebration of the Irish heritage and culture. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and wearing green attire and shamrocks.
The Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day which has encouraged and propogated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. <pause> like man needs another excuse to drink beer.
Thank you God for St. Patrick and his mission to Ireland. May God bless the Irish and all the people who pretend to be Irish each year in March. May it be a great day of celebration of heritage and culture, and may the consumption of all be done with reasonable moderation.