Saint Patricks Day

This day of green beverages, leprechauns, shamrocks and wearing green has many interesting traditions.

Saint Patricks Day

Saint Patricks Day

March 17th is always Saint Patrick’s Day. This day was established to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland who brought Christinity to the Emerald Isles.

This day of green beverages, leprechauns, shamrocks and wearing green has many interesting traditions.

In Ireland, this is a religious day with singing, dancing and prayer. But in America, we use this day to over indulge in green beverages and corned beef and cabbage. Many Irish-Americans will fondly discuss their Irish ancestry and customs.

The Shamrock, a three leaf clover, symbolizes the Holy Trinity – The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.

What is “Erin Go Bragh?” This most popular Irish phrase means “Ireland Forever”.

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is a little bit Irish. Here is a fun little fact, over 34 million Americans are of Irish descent. That’s almost nine times the populaton of Ireland!

Another famous legend about St. Patrick is how he miraculously drove snakes out of Ireland.

Why do people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Ireland is nick-named the Emerld Isles because of the green grass on its rolling hills. If you don’t wear green you recieve a pinch from someone as a reminder to wear green. If you get an undeserved pinch, you get to pinch that person back ten times!

The closest city to Amelia Island that offers huge St. Patrick’s Day celebrations is Savannah, Georgia.

Leprechauns are Ireland’s national fairy. These sneaky shoemakers think humans are foolish and greedy and will promise great wealth if ever captured by a mortal in return for their freedom. If you catch a leprechaun this Saint Patrick’s Day make sure you take a picture of him, or else all of your friends will blame his sighting on too much green beer or Irish whiskey!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  1. Transient_Analysis

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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