Astronaut Andrew Morgan captured from ISS Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Credit: Andrew Morgan, NASA

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

On the other hand, the Irish government has called on pubs and bars to close from Sunday to help tackle coronavirus. While the government acknowledges that the majority of the public and pub owners are behaving responsibly, it believes it is important that all pubs are closed in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: The Chronicle Herald

Reference: Andrew Morgan’s Tweet
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