St. Patrick’s Day

Words: Nick Klein

Whenever March 17 comes rolling by, students at Centennial High School take the time to celebrate the Irish holiday that has become synonymous with the color green. Students wear bright colored clothes and green shamrocks, and some even go as far as dressing up like leprechauns for St. Patrick’s Day.

Despite its worldwide celebration in modern time, St. Patrick’s Day started as a Christian feast day, commemorating St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. As Irish culture spread throughout the world, the tradition reached millions of people who now take part in the parades and parties for the holiday.

Celebrated in the United States since the 18th century, Americans have taken part in the unofficial holiday as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture. Wearing green is customary, and many cities have parades and special events.

Many students and teachers at Centennial will be taking part in St. Patrick’s festivities tomorrow, Friday, March 17.

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