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The death anniversary of the patron saint of Ireland — Saint Patrick — is observed as St. Patrick's Day by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church March 17 every year since early 17th century.

St. Patrick, the fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary is known as the Apostle of Ireland. The most predominant feature of the day is the use of green colour and people celebrate the holiday with Irish themed parties, parades, alcoholic drinks and food in the Great Britain, the United States, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Large street parades are organised in Chicago, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver, New Orleans and many other cities in the U.S.   

We has compiled some quotes and Irish blessings that can be shared on St. Patrick's Day 2016.

Check out some quotes, blessings and picture messages here:

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,
and guide you in whatever you do--
and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always. — Irish Blessing

These things, I warmly wish for you- Someone to love, Some work to do,
A bit of o' sun A bit o' cheer And a guardian angel Always near. — Irish Blessing

May the saint protect ye- An' sorrow neglect ye, An' bad luck to the
one That doesn't respect ye t' all that belong to ye, An long life t'
yer honor- That's the end of my song t' ye!  — Irish Blessing

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you. — Irish Blessing

Like the warmth of the sun And the light of the day, May the luck of
the Irish shine bright on your way. — Irish Blessing

May you be poor in misfortune
Rich in blessings
Slow to make enemies
Quick to make friends
But rich or poor,
Quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward. — Irish Blessing

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last. — Irish Blessing

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you. — Irish Blessing

May the Lord keep you in His hand
And never close His fist too tight. — Irish Blessing

May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door. — Irish Blessing

 Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. — Shane Leslie, Diplomat.

If you're Irish, it doesn't matter where you go - you'll find family. — Victoria Smurfit, Irish actress.

Being Irish, I always had this love of words. — Kenneth Branagh, Irish actor

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. — William Butler Yeats, poet

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