The other Life is better with a Vizsla shirt that really annoys many in Ireland is the recent introduction of Patty’s Day. Patty is not a name used in Ireland and if it was intended as a female version of Paddy it would be Pattie. Until fairly recently St Patrick’s Day was often a bigger celebration abroad than it was in Ireland. When I was young the day generated little or no excitement other than we got a day off school and it provided a welcome from fasting during lent. Saint Patrick’s feast day was to some extent being celebrated by the Irish in Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries. Later he became more and more widely seen as the patron of Ireland and the feast day was finally placed on the universal liturgical calendar in the Catholic Church due to the influence of Waterford-born Franciscan scholar Luke Wadding in the early 1600s.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Life is better with a Vizsla shirt, Northern Ireland,Montserrat, Newfoundland and Labrador, In Ireland it has developed into a week long festival and this year the official public holiday is actually on Monday the 19th because the 17th. is on a Saturday. In the modern world St Patrick’s Day celebrations are greatly influenced the Irish diaspora in North America and as a result many claim that it has been over commercialised.