Saint Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He is best known as the patron saint of Ireland, but also as the patron of Nigeria, engineers and excluded people.
Patrick died on March 17, 461, after almost 30 years of intense evangelisation in Ireland, and soon became Ireland's Patron Saint. His burial place has been the most important pilgrimage site in Ireland for over a thousand years.
Saint Patrick's day, March 17th, is Ireland's National Day, a global day of celebration of all things Irish. It is celebrated throughout the world, linking many millions of people of Irish descent, but nowhere in the world is it more special than in Ireland, where the country's greatest annual celebration takes over for a spectacular week long festival.