St. Patrick's Day 2018, 2019 and furtherView below the dates for (among others) St. Patrick's Day 2018 and St. Patrick's Day 2019.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
|March 17, 2017||St. Patrick's Day 2017||Friday|
|March 17, 2018||St. Patrick's Day 2018||Saturday|
|March 17, 2019||St. Patrick's Day 2019||Sunday|
|March 17, 2020||St. Patrick's Day 2020||Tuesday|
|March 17, 2021||St. Patrick's Day 2021||Wednesday|
|March 17, 2022||St. Patrick's Day 2022||Thursday|
|March 17, 2023||St. Patrick's Day 2023||Friday|
|March 17, 2024||St. Patrick's Day 2024||Sunday|
|March 17, 2025||St. Patrick's Day 2025||Monday|
|March 17, 2026||St. Patrick's Day 2026||Tuesday|
|March 17, 2027||St. Patrick's Day 2027||Wednesday|
Significance of St. Patrick's Day 2018St. Patrick's Day 2018 (also known as Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick) is a holiday that remembers one of Ireland's patron saints, St. Patrick and as a day of recognition of Irish and Irish American culture. St. Patrick's Day 2018 is observed on March 17. Although a legal holiday only in Suffolk County, Savannah, Georgia and Massachusetts (where it is recognized alongside Evacuation Day) it is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the United States.
History of Saint Patrick's DayThe history of St. Patrick's Day 2018 dates back to the early 17th century when it was made an official Christian feast day by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day remembers Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish.
The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the 17th century. Irish-American immigrants brought Saint Patrick's Day to the United States. The first civic and public celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in the 13 colonies took place in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.
In 1780 General George Washington commanded soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Army and allowed his troops a holiday on March 17. This event became known as The St. Patrick's Day Encampment of 1780. St. Patrick's Day 2018, while not a legal holiday throughout the entire the United States, is nonetheless widely recognised and observed throughout the country.