Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland is part of a five day festival with over 500,000 people attending the parade alone. The parade in New York City was first held in 1766 when Irish soldiers marched through the city. In Chicago they dye the Chicago River green every year on March 17.