Seachtain na Gaeilge.
This year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge is an effort to maximise the promotion of the language, Waterford City Council’s Irish Language Section will be highlighting a number of events which are sponsored by the Council and will be promoted under the umbrella of Seachtain na Gaeilge i gCathair Phortláirge.
Saint Patricks Day (Sunday 17th of March 2012 – Sunday 17th of March 2012)
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.