Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

By on 3-17-2014 in Just A Thought

That’s Irish for……

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

images-4Did you know that March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick?  The Irish do not mourn.  So, in true Irish style, we celebrate, both the saint and the culture.  There’s food, dancing, parades, drinking and a WHOLE lot of green!

Most people forget that it is not only a cultural holiday, but a religious one as well.  St. Patrick is said to be associated with the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.  In fact, for a few decades, no drinking was allowed in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day.  In Ireland, it was a public holiday, a holy day, the work places and schools were closed just as they are today.  However, today Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are often lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption around the world.

Should you choose to celebrate by drinking, eating and/or dancing or by doing absolutely nothing…

 

Wherever you go and whatever you do,

May the luck of the Irish be there with you

-Irish Blessing

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