All of Ireland recognizes St. Patrick as their patron. It is also a Holy Day of Obligation in the Republic of Ireland.Does the USA have a Patron saint, or do individual states have their own?
Many years ago when I was studying in N. Ireland, nobody cared much about St.Patrick's day. It was just another holiday. We used to regard it more as an American festival, but could never understand what all the fuss was about. As an atheist I don't believe in saints (although they may have been real people) as having anything other than ceremonial significance. Still, any excuse for a party