Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Ireland is one of the most beautiful and welcoming places I’ve ever been. The people, the landscape, the music, the architecture…all are magnificent! If you ever get the chance to go, don’t hesitate! You will be be delighted and inspired the whole time! Wishing you a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Here are some photos from Ireland fun facts about the day:
St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 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.
The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
St. Patrick’s given name was Maewyn Succat.
The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th because it is the day that he died in 461 AD.
Shamrocks are worn on the lapel on this day. In Gaelic (the Irish language), shamrock means “young clover.”
The phrase, “Drowning The Shamrock” is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.