St. Patrick’s Day is on Friday, March 17th, 2023.
About St. Patrick’s Day
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the non-Irish alike, observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture.
St Patrick’s Day marks the anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick, who was born in the year 387. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.
Later in his life, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in ridding the island of snakes. St Patrick is buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The other patron saints are St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba.
St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.
Here is a few things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Niagara Falls:
St. Patrick’s Day Global Greening
Niagara Falls will turn green for 15 minutes starting at the top of every hour (7:30pm to 2:00am) on St. Patrick’s Day as part of Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” program. The Egyptian Sphinx and Pyramids, the London Eye, the Empire State Building, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are just a few of the world’s most famous monuments going green.
|March 17, 2023
|Top of every hour for 15 minutes 7:30pm to 2:00am
|St. Patrick’s Day Global Greening
|March 17, 2023
|10:15 – 10:30pn
|Buffalo Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
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More Events on St. Patricks Day
Greg Frewin Wild Magic!
March 17th, 2022
Our new Wonder show is a show you do not want to miss! This family friendly show will leave you all spellbound! The theatre is buzzing with excitement!!! We can’t wait to host our amazing guests and present our new exhilarating show “Wonder”!!
Little Inventors Work Shop
March 17th, 2023 1pm to 3pm
Niagara Parks STEM-focused Little Inventor March Break Workshop includes activities that encourage young minds to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to explore their curiosity and creativity.
Currents Niagara Parks
March 17th, 2023
Through images, colour, lights, sound, and a beautiful musical accompaniment, this one-of-a-kind sensory experience breathes new life into the machinery of Niagara Parks historical power plant.
March 17th 2023 at 9pm
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.
Try You Luck at Niagara’s Casinos
It’s all about the luck of the Irish luck on St. Patrick’s Day. What better way to commemorate the occasion than by heading over to one of the nearby Casino’s to try your luck at one of your favourite casino games.
Live Music at Doc Magilligans
Address: 6400 Lundy`s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1T6
March 17, 2022
- 12am ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
- Bagpiper throughout the day during our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!
- 10am Daryl Gray
- 4pm The Danny Boys
- 9pm The Postmen
St. Patrick’s Day at KELSEYS Original Roadhouse on Clifton Hill
Come join us on St. Patrick’s Day for green beer and fun!
Did you know over 13 Million pints of Guinness are consumed globally on St. Patrick’s Day? KELSEYS Original Roadhouse carries that popular Irish stout, including 20 more beers on tap!
St. Patrick’s Day at Boston Pizza Clifton Hill
St. Pat’s at Boston Pizza Clifton Hill! We will have Green Beer! Don’t miss a fun night out at Clifton Hill’s biggest bar! For more information check the Boston Pizza Clifton Hill website or on the Boston Pizza Facebook Page here.
St. Patrick’s Day Quiz & Trivia
Do you believe the “luck of the Irish” is with you? Take this quiz and find out the answer to that question…and more!