Does St. Patrick’s Day Really Matter?


Emma Kaholoaa, Student Life Reporter

As March rolls around students have a lot on their minds. Winter is coming to an end but the weather is still funky and students are drained from school work and just trying to get through the third term. The last thing on a student’s mind is St. Patrick’s day. 


“The only thing on my mind during March is how much snow we have. I love the leprechaun lucky charms but I don’t really care about the holiday. I don’t even know why we celebrate it” Senior, Parker Tolman said.


 St. Patrick’s day isn’t necessarily anyone’s favorite holiday and it’s often forgotten about. But most people don’t know how the holiday began or why we celebrate it. 


St. Patrick’s day originated in Ireland on March 17, 1631 to celebrate St. Patrick who was patron saint of Ireland. Irish soldiers then brought the holiday to America as early as 1762 and had the first St Patrick’s day parade held in New York City. 


Although most people in America don’t truly understand this holiday and would rather just skip over it, some people have different spirits! 


“I really enjoy St. Patrick’s day! I think it’s one of the most fun and exciting holidays of the year. My favorite part is wearing green and pinching anyone who isn’t. I think this holiday is super underappreciated” senior, Alyssa Allen, said. 


Overall, people have many different opinions on this fun, green, Irish holiday but it is still appreciated by many! St. Patricks Day is on March 17th. How are you celebrating?