A popular St. Patrick's Day quote states, "May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you." Another popular St. Patrick's Day saying states, "If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough!"
A popular St. Patrick's Day song is "When Irish Eyes are Smiling," which was written as a tribute to Ireland. Famous lyrics from the song state, "When Irish eyes are smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay,
And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away." The song has been sung by Bing Crosby, Connie Francis and Roger Whittaker.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th, the commonly recognized death date of Saint Patrick. It is a public holiday celebrated in many countries worldwide. Aside from songs and popular Irish proverbs, other traditions associated with St. Patrick's Day include wearing green and shamrocks. Many festivals and street parades take place in various towns and cities, which often feature concerts, theater performances and fireworks.