St Patrick’s Day next week!
I should have heaps to write here, as a lover of anything Irish, but I wouldn’t have a clue. I suppose everyone knows about St Patrick, so I won’t bore you with this.
Did you know:
- St Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March because that is the feast day of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on 17 March in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock in his teaching – although BLUE was the original colour of his vestments. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
- Apparently the Chicago River has been dyed green in honour of St Patrick’s Day since 1962 – can anybody verify this ??
- The very first St Patrick’sDay parade was not in Ireland, but in Boston in 1737!
- St Patrick’s isn’t a big drinking holiday in Ireland. In fact, many of the local pubs are closed for the day.
- At one time, there were more Irish living in NYC than in Dublin, Ireland
Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes
Clovers and Blue moons
Pots of gold and rainbows,
And the red balloon
That’s the luck of me lucky charms!
Their magically delicious!
Enjoy your St Patrick’s Day !