One of the most celebrated days of the year across the globe, St. Patrick's Day, serves as a time to honor Irish heritage while also remembering the life and service of St. Patrick. Spending time with loved ones, sharing traditional meals including corned beef and cabbage and decorating for the highly-anticipated holiday are great ways to enjoy the day and while the ultimate reason to celebrate the Irish tradition is to remember St. Patrick and familial roots, it's also a time to joke with friends.

Whether you're someone who enjoys partaking in various St. Patrick's Day parades or visiting friends at holiday parties, March 17 is one of the best days of the year for sharing food, drink and good times with those closest to you. One of the special things about being Irish is the closeness each person has with family and because of this important day, Irish folks across the globe are able to celebrate some of their own special traditions and activities they learned growing up.

The day may be one for spending with loved ones but sharing Irish jokes and traditional funny sayings is also an important part of an event that continues to grow on a yearly basis. Sure, there are plenty events where friends and family can get together for fun and games but because St. Patrick's Day -- especially in the United States -- has become such an enjoyable tradition, folks continue to use the day to joke around with one another throughout a day that is meant to be fun. That being said, here's a list of 10 funny quotes that will surely help usher in Saint Patrick's Day 2017.

  1. “There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were.” - Irish Saying
  2. “Here's to a long life and many more. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girls and an honest one. A cold beer – and another one!” - St. Patrick's Day Toast
  3. “Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.” - Irish saying
  4. “If you''re luck enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!” - Irish Saying
  5. “In Heaven there is no beer that's why we drink it here.” - Irish Saying
  6. “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love thy enemy.”
  7. “I come from an Irish family. St. Patrick's Day was our big holiday. The night before we'd hang up our stockings and in the morning they'd be full of beer.” - Sean Morey
  8. “There are many good reasons for drinking, one has just entered my head. If a man doesn't drink when he's living, how in the hell can he drink when he's dead?” - Irish Saying
  9. “If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.” - Brendan Behan
  10. “As an American of Irish descent, I am sick of these Irish stereotypes. As soon as I finish my drink, I'm going to punch someone.” - Irish American