TEHRAN, Mar. 18 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the nation and government of Ireland on the country’s National Day also known as Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March.

In a Saturday message to his Irish counterpart Michael D. Higgins, President Rouhani felicitated the Irish President, nation and government of Ireland on the advent of the country’s National Day, and wished health and success for Higgins, and continued happiness and for the people and government of Ireland.

In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is the equivalent of a national day and has been a public holiday for many years.

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