Happy St Patrick's Day
Wearing my shamrock earrings is about as green as I go on this day. No, I don't indulge in McDonald's shamrock shakes, nor do I partake in drinking exuberant amounts of beer---its not a favorite drink no matter what day it is!
Saint Patrick-The patron Saint of Ireland was, indeed, a real person! A 5th century Romano-British christian missionary. (Notice the British part!)
He died on March 17. This day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish. IRISH--- NOT how much alcohol one can consume.
They say (whoever "they" are....hmmmm) Saint Patrick wrote the Declaration. According to said document, the saint was kidnapped at age 16 and taken as a slave. For 6 years, he was a shepherd and found God. He then fled to the coast and became a priest. Tradition states Patrick went to Ireland to convert many to Christianity.
St Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. WOW!
Did you know that Lenten restrictions are lifted for the day? Guess that's why there is so much alcohol consumed ?? A fascinating fact.
What's with the Shamrock?
A shamrock is placed on the bottom of a cup before being filled with a beverage. A toast is then given to Saint Patrick, perhaps Ireland, or anyone present. The shamrock is either swallowed with the drink, OR, taken out of the drink and tossed over your shoulder for good luck.
Legend says the shamrock may represent the Holy Trinity.
Hope you have an enjoyable day celebrating this green, festive holiday celebrating the IRISH heritage.