In kansas city snake saturday is observed the saturday before st patricks, with a parade, green beer, and a party almost as big as st patricks day. Do any other city’s celebrate this event, if so what is the reason for this day? What is the symbolic meaning for it?
The only explanation I can find is: Snake Saturday would be the celebration of St Patrick eliminating the snakes from Ireland, because St Patrick’s day is the celebration of his death.
If you google, North Kansas city Missouri is the only city shown that celebrates this “holiday” in addition to the actual St Patrick’s day holiday.
The only real explanation would be for merchants to create another “hallmark holiday” to create revenue for the city and merchants in the area.
It is celebrated as the day of remembrance St. Patrick drove the Snakes(Paganism) out of Ireland!!!!!
A lot of Catholics are celebrating St. Pat’s day on Sat. so they won’t be carousing on a day during the Holy Week. I don’t know anyone who refers to it as snake saturday, but St. Pat is known for driving the devil, or snakes, out of Ireland.