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Today Irish of the world over will don the colour green and raise a pint of Guinness to their favourite patron saint – St Patrick.
The legend born in Britain in the fifth century, that St Patrick is widely credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish population.
St Patrick’s Day is now the national day of Ireland and is celebrated both locally and also by Irish ex-pats around the world.
The annual St Patrick’s Day parade and party is a fixture on the calendar of many cities.
From the streets of Moscow to the parks of London, celebrations honoring the Irish heritage.
Today, approximately 1 million people take part in Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin.