The One Day Everyone Seems to be Irish
St. Patrick’s Day may be the only time you go out of your way to wear something green. Or maybe you just prefer to raise a glass of Guinness or Irish whiskey. It’s even possible you focus mainly on the religious aspect of St. Patrick’s Day. After all, that’s how it all started.
St. Patrick is revered as a patron saint of Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day got its start as a religious holiday devoted to St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. St. Patrick spent part of his childhood in Ireland before returning there as a missionary in the fifth century, and years after his death he gained renown in Ireland as a legendary figure.
As Irish people and culture spread round the world, so did the custom of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, St. Pat’s has come to take on characteristics far beyond those usually associated with religious holidays. Even the church in some areas has acknowledged this by relaxing Lenten restrictions on alcohol on March 17.
In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated since colonial times. The first New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in 1756—though presumably not on nearly the scale of the March 17 parade extravaganzas New Yorkers have enjoyed in recent years.
The annual New York St. Patrick’s Day parade has evolved into a can’t-miss event for many New Yorkers, and attracts an estimated 2 million people every year.
Similar, though smaller, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are held each year around the US. Such cities as Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore could be expected to host major celebrations, but even cities not at all noted for having Irish immigrant populations have well-established St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivals inviting everyone to get out, celebrate, and be Irish for a day. The same holds true for many smaller communities throughout the country.
However you choose to observe St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll feel a lot more like celebrating if you’ve got the protection a good Medicare supplement plan can provide. That’s where MedicareMall comes in. Whatever your needs and budget, MedicareMall will find the Medigap plan, Medicare Advantage plan, or prescription drug plan that’s right for you. We’ve been in the Medicare supplemental insurance business for over 20 years, leading people like you to the very best coverage to meet their needs. Medigap plans can be used wherever Medicare is accepted, so our policies will give you a broad selection of medical professionals to choose from. Better yet, our plans will give you the peace of mind to celebrate every day of your life as if it were St. Patrick’s Day.
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