St. Patrick’s Day – CalendarCraze

Celebrated on March 17th, St. Paddy’s Day is held in honor of St. Patrick of Ireland. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.  The holiday has grown in popularity over the last century giving birth to celebrations and parades all over the U.S. The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the largest in the U.S. dyes the Chicago River green with biodegradable dye.