Happy St. Patrick’p Day!!!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day: It is time to kiss the Blarney Stone! A very festive week, now with Saint Patrick’s Day. . .

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ! !

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A Brief History:
Origination: Meaning in Irish: “Lá Fhéile Pádraig”.
Meaning in English: “The Day of the Festival of Patrick”.
Cultural Celebration: It is a cultural and also a religious celebration held on 17th March.
Saint Patrick: The death of Saint Patrick was AD 385–461, was the foremost patron saint in Ireland.

The Blarney Stone: A carboniferous limestone block built for withstanding battle of embankment of Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland.
The Blarney Stone in Irish: “Cloch na Blarnan”
The Blarney Stone Legend: Kissing the stone grants the gift of the flattery and gab.

St. Patrick’s Day Symbols: Shamrocks, green, the harp, the music, the Leprechaun, The Celts, Celtic knot are all symbolic the Irish traditions.

Shamrocks: Shamrocks are one of the most prominent St. Patrick’s Day symbols, stemming back to the holiday’s traditional religion. Legend states that when St. Patrick arrived in Ireland, he used a shamrock to visualize Christianity’s Holy Trinity. The symbol of a shamrock became to become Ireland’s National Symbol, and today it often incorporated into a major amount of Irish branding and design.

Green: Originally, St. Patrick was represented by shades of the color blue. The color green has been accustomed association with Ireland at least from the mid-1600s, and furthered as a symbol of Irish nationalism that started during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. During those days, an Irish folk song “The Wearing of Green” recognized the wearing of the color green and/or shamrocks as an act of rebellion against the British Empire.

Oh, Paddy dear, did you hear the news that’s going ’round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground
Saint Patrick’s Day no more to keep, his color can’t be seen
For there’s a bloody law again’ the Wearing of the Green.

Over the years, the shamrock furthered a change to the color green over the years. These days, St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is celebrated in green (As shown on the photo on this post), where green dye is inserted into the river green every year. Other cities celebrate St. Patricks Day with green: All sorts of green beers, green rivers and green shirts and styles from clothing to make-up and more. The old adage states that if you forget to wear green, you risk being pinched.

Leprechauns: Leprechauns have part of Irish folklore as being mischievous fairies, that when captured by humans, grant three wishes in order to be freed. Originally, leprechauns were portrayed wearing in red clothing instead of green, but these days the leprechaun shows the red in the clover on its green top hat, with a rainbow and a pot of gold. There are many great leprechaun movies from the 1980s and 1990s, with some scary ones. The University of Notre Dame which is a Catholic university, uses the leprechaun as their mascot.

Irish Music: Irish music goes back several centuries, and consists of the harp, fiddles, pipes and other traditional instruments, whose lilting sounds of span history back several centuries. Since the ancient days of the Celts, Ireland used music to passing wisdom and history from one generation to another, starting with the traditionof a formal band and also in a Seisiún.

The Harp: Harps have long held great significance for being a respected instrument as part of the Irish national emblem, being used as part of a rebellious symbol of the Irish pride.

Celtic Knots: One of the Irish symbols is the Celtic knot used as ornamentation in early Christian manuscripts like the Book of Kells from the 8th century. Eighth century manuscripts contained numerous entries with artfully complex Celtic knots. There is also more traditional artwork dating back for many centuries.

More of the Celtic Knot: Throughout history, you’ll find the Celtic knot incorporated into everything from gravestones and Celtic crosses to metalwork and tattoos. The many variations of the traditional knot are considered part of Ireland’s national identity and are still seen in design, landmarks and architecture today.

Celebrated: Every year on March 17th.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

Some Great Irish Food: Today is also National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day:

  • Roasted Corned Beef
  • Steamed Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Sliced Red Potatoes
  • Chives
  • Butter

The Present:
As you see, Irish and all people celebrate the great day of the Lucky Saint Patrick! Erin Go Braugh!!

The Future:
Let’s receive great thanks and enjoy our great day of luck on St. Patrick’s Day this great year and in the years to come. . .

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