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St. Patrick's Day

Did you know that Ireland and Nigeria share a patron saint? Find out more about Ireland's National Day.

Each year on 17 March Irish people around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It is a time when Irish citizens and people of Irish descent celebrate our community and culture and our links with our host country. The fact that St. Patrick is also a patron saint of Nigeria makes the celebration even more significant.