The History of St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Blanchard and Calhoun on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 11:46am


Happy St. Patrick's Day from Blanchard & Calhoun


Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day started as a religious holiday? As a matter of fact, St. Patrick wasn’t Irish at all. The history of St. Paddy’s day dates back to hundreds of years and the modernized American version is actually very different from how it was originally celebrated.

St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, at the age of 16 he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland to become a slave. He eventually escaped and went back to Britain, converted to Christianity then came back to Ireland to share the gospel, using the Shamrock to explain the Trinity. By the time of his death, March 17, 461, he was known for his good deeds and charitable works. Ireland came to celebrate St. Patrick with religious service and feasts every 17th of March.

Over the years, traditions have become more commercialized. St. Patrick is still honored as the patron of Ireland; however, the largest celebrations are in the United States. Today, Americans celebrate St.Patrick’s Day with parades, Irish inspired music, literature, food and dances while incorporating Shamrocks and all things green. 

If you are looking for local spots to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, you are in luck! We’ve compiled a list of festivities and listed them below.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Thu, Mar 17, 2 PM

James Brown Arena: 601 7th St, Augusta, GA

Join us for the 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade held in downtown Augusta, GA. The parade starts promptly at 2:00pm. 


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Top Dawg Tavern

Thu, Mar 17, 11 AM – 11 PM

Top Dawg Tavern - Augusta: 2821 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at the Top Dawg Tavern! Enjoy our Luck of the Irish cocktail for $6, Irish Car Bombs for $5, and live music from Brandon Henson from 7-10pm! 


Paint Nite: Celtic Trinity Tree

Thu, Mar 17, 7 PM

Mi Rancho Restaurant: 4010 Gateway Blvd #1, Grovetown, GA

Make some extra yay in your night out this week at an Original Paint Nite party! In just two hours you'll go from blank canvas to colorful masterpiece,


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