Everyone thinks St. Patrick’s Day isn’t really an important holiday, but for the Irish it is a religious holiday.
According to History.com, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17, the day marked as the anniversary of St. Patrick’s death. Although the holiday has been celebrated for centuries, St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday that Americans celebrate is mostly an American tradition that can be traced back to early parades in the United States.
Cleveland High School English Teacher Wil Smith is a person who takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously.
“From as far back as I can remember, I have loved St. Patrick’s Day. I enjoy the music, the festivities, the food, and dressing up in about fifty shades of green,” Smith said.
Most Americans use the holiday to dress up in green and celebrate.