St Patrick's Day: What is it and what's on?

St Patrick’s Day is notorious for worldwide celebrations and drinking as much Guinness as possible as the Irish at heart observe the day of the patron saint of Ireland.
What began as a religious feast day has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing and drinking.
Traditionally, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates Irish heritage and culture.
Christians also attend church services throughout the day, and Leten restrictions on eating certain foods and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged the holiday tradition of drinking on a global scale.
St_Patricks_Day,_Downpatrick,_March_2011_(045)The day, which is a public holiday in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas territory of Montserrat in now observed around the world.
It is widely celebrated by Irish people around the world, especially in Canada, the USA, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain.
So, why not join in the celebrations and paint Cardiff green this St Patrick’s Day with these events.
Paddy’s Pub Crawl
Starting at 9pm on Greyfriars Road, the evening of Celtic chaos forms a route across eight venues including; The Woodville, Gassy Jacks, Varsity, Pryzm, Glam, Tiger Tiger, Soda and DC.
Those who complete the crawl and reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow are given the opportunity to win a package holiday in Ibiza this summer, if they complete the clues at each venue to solve the St. Patrick’s Day riddle.
Final release tickets are still on sale at £10 per person.
whiskey-364009_640Expert Irish whiskey tasting 
Sample the delights on offer at 10 Feet Tall from 7pm onwards, with an expert on hand with tasting tips, and a selection of Irish dishes and canapés to complement them.
Tickets are £10 each.
O’Neill’s on St Patrick’s Day
Discover the craic laid down for celebrating March 17th in Cardiff’s favourite Irish pub, who have been celebrating the run up to the big day since last week. Enjoy a Guinness at just £1.99 a pint until 4pm, play the Pots O’ Gold treasure hunt for the chance to win £250 and enjoy the limited-edition Jameson Irish Whiskey on offer all day.
Walkabout on St Patrick’s Day
Between 12pm and 3am, customers get a free St Patrick’s Day hat with every pint of Guinness, and can listen to the best Irish music has to offer with live music throughout the day.Holy_Guinness_(3666377359)
The Beverley Hotel on St Patrick’s Day
Kicking off over the weekend, the venue is offering limited edition Jameson’s whiskey cocktails, including The Big Apple Pitcher and Whiskey Back. Customers can enjoy a pint of Guinness for £1.99 until 4pm, along with Guinness themed hats and discounted drinks.
Customers are also invited to dress up for the occasion and donate to Cancer Research UK with charity hats, provided by the venue.