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ST. PATRICK'S DAY

When is St. Patrick's Day in 2022?

St. Patrick's Day in 2022 is on the Monday, 14th of Mar (3/14/2022).

St. Patrick's Day is on the 73th day of 2022. There are 292 days left in the year.

St. Patrick's Day Facts

  • Date: Mar 14, 2022
  • Religious
  • Also Called: St. Paddy's Day, Feast Day, St. Patty's Day
  • Celebrations: Parades, Eating special Irish dishes, Organizing green themed parties
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St. Patrick's Day is a public holiday in Canada. The day is celebrated every year on 17th March or a Monday closest to 17th March. This festival is celebrated to honor St. Patrick, an Irish Saint who helped convert the people of Ireland to Christianity.

The first recorded celebrations of St. Patrick's Day were in 1759 by a group of Irish soldiers who fought on the side of the British army. St. Patrick is believed to have been born in a rich family. However, in his teenage years, he was captured and sent as a slave to Ireland. During his years in captivation, he is believed to have become religiously inclined and started believing profusely in God. After certain years in captivation, he managed to flee from his captivators and rejoin his family. In the latter part of his life, he is believed to have come back to Ireland as a missionary. In the 5th century, he helped convert the people of Ireland to Christianity and also helped "drive off snakes" from Ireland. "Snakes" is believed to be a reference to evil forces present in the country. St. Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast Day, is celebrated to commemorate the death anniversary of St. Patrick.

The festival was brought to Canada by Irish immigrants and continues to be celebrated on a large scale in Newfoundland, Labrador and Montreal. The day is celebrated in Canada with huge fervor in Irish dominated regions. The street parade in Montreal on this day is one of the longest and the most attended parades in all over the world. Various parties are organized on this day and people can be seen drinking, eating and making merry. Some traditional dishes are associated with this day such as Colcannon which is a dish made from cabbage and mashed potatoes. Irish stew is also a traditional dish associated with this day.

Although the color blue was largely associated with this day in the early days of its celebration, color green has come to be associated with St. Patrick's Day over the last many centuries. Green themed parties are organized in Canada and Ireland where the food, the drinks as well as the decorations and clothing are green in color.

Shamrock, the traditional symbol of Ireland, is largely associated with this festival. Although St. Patrick's Day is not a public holiday in large parts of the world, still, it is one of the most widely celebrated saint days the world over.

St. Patrick's Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Mar 17, 2008
  • Tue
  • Mar 17, 2009
  • Wed
  • Mar 17, 2010
  • Thu
  • Mar 17, 2011
  • Sat
  • Mar 17, 2012
  • Sun
  • Mar 17, 2013
  • Mon
  • Mar 17, 2014
  • Tue
  • Mar 17, 2015
  • Thu
  • Mar 17, 2016
  • Fri
  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Sat
  • Mar 17, 2018
  • Sun
  • Mar 17, 2019
  • Tue
  • Mar 17, 2020
  • Wed
  • Mar 17, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 15, 2021Feb 15Family Day (AB, BC, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 08, 2021Mar 08Commonwealth Day
WednesdayWedMar 17, 2021Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 24, 2021May 24Victoria Day (Many regions)
ThursdayThuJul 01, 2021Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonAug 02, 2021Aug 02Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 06, 2021Sep 06Labour Day
MondayMonOct 11, 2021Oct 11Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 11, 2021Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)