Saint Patrick's Day , colloquially St. Paddy's Day or simply Paddy's Day, is an annual feast day which
celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland,
and is generally celebrated on 17th of March.
St. Patrick's feast day was placed on the universal liturgical calendar in the Catholic Church due to
the influence of the Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding in the early part of the 17th
century, although the feast day was celebrated in the local Irish church from a much earlier date. St.
Patrick's Day is a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics in Ireland. The feast day usually falls
during Lent; if it falls on a Friday of Lent (unless it is Good Friday), the obligation to abstain from
eating meat can be lifted by the local bishop. The church calendar avoids the observance of saints' feasts
during certain solemnities, moving the saint's day to a time outside those periods. St. Patricks Day is
very occasionally affected by this requirement. Thus when 17th of March falls during Holy Week, as in
1940 when St. Patrick's Day was observed on 3 April in order to avoid it coinciding with Palm Sunday,
and again in 2008, having been observed on 15 March. St. Patrick's Day will not fall within Holy Week
again until 2160 - when it will fall on the Monday before Easter.
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