First, understand why it’s a joyous day
For more than 1,000 years, the Irish have been observing St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 to honor the man who introduced Christianity to the Emerald Isle. While that’s certainly cause for celebration, the real reason people may be so happy on St. Patrick’s Day is that although it falls on Lent, the lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat would be waived for the day. Yay! Bacon!