Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461).
Saint Patrick’s Day, while not a legal holiday in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognised and observed throughout the country as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture. Celebrations include prominent displays of the color green and white, eating and drinking, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century.
Celebration and displays for St Patrick’s are supported by the floral industry by supplying a wide range of available flowers, bouquets and arrangements in green and white colors being carnations and Chrysanthemums the most popular floral choices for such displays.