On 17 March 2023, Google celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a doodle. The day is extremely important in Irish culture. on 17 March 1903, Ireland declared St. Patrick’s Day a national holiday. Doodle artwork was hand-crafted with cut acrylic glass to resemble a traditional stained glass window. The design incorporates Irish elements including a harp and shamrocks!

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March each year. It is named after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The day is observed in honor of his death anniversary and to commemorate his contributions to Irish culture.

Who was St. Patrick

St. Patrick (c. AD 385 – c. AD 461) was a Christian missionary and bishop who is the patron saint of Ireland. He is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland during the 5th century.

St. Patrick was born in Britain, and at the age of 16, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave. He spent six years in captivity, during which time he developed a strong faith in Christianity. Eventually, he escaped and returned to Britain, but he later felt called to return to Ireland as a missionary.

St. Patrick is credited with using the three-leaf clover to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity, and he is also associated with the legend of driving snakes out of Ireland. While the historical accuracy of these legends is debated, they have become part of the St. Patrick’s Day folklore.

St. Patrick’s legacy as a missionary and bishop is widely recognized, and he is celebrated as a symbol of Irish culture and heritage. His feast day, 17 March, is a public holiday in Ireland and is celebrated around the world as St. Patrick’s Day.


Every year, millions of people around the world attend parades and pubs to spend the day and celebrate with loved ones. Families and friends in Ireland gather at ceilidhs and local parades all around the country to celebrate their national day. In the United States, Irish Americans rally to march along with floats in the famous New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.