Saturday, March 17, 2012

Think IRISH!

Happy St. Patrick's day today-it's a good day to wear green and think SPRING! It's coming. I wondered who Saint Patrick was so checked out at wikipedia of course. It's where I found an image of him used below.

Saint Patrick's Day (The Festival of Patrick) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.

The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world.

5 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Happy St Patrick's day to you!

Kay said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lin. Doggone it! I forgot to wear green today.

SandyCarlson said...

Irish culture is rich and beautiful in many ways. Thanks for this post.

dellgirl said...

Interesting information about Saint Patrick's Day. I hope you had a good day today and that tomorrow is even better.

Have a nice week!

Rambling Woods said...

It is a huge holiday here in Buffalo NY and I didn't really know the history..so thank you Lin...