St. Patrick's Day


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Dedicated to the Irish & Irish at Heart all around the World St. Patrick's Day

The History of St. Patrick's Day : 

St. Patrick's Day is a yearly holiday celebrated on 17 March by the Irish and Irish at Heart in big cities and small towns alike with parades, "wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. It’s a time for fun. The event is named after Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. The History of St. Patrick's Day

Who Was Saint Patrick? : 

Who Was Saint Patrick? The factual information about Saint Patrick’s life and times is quite vague. He was born in Roman Britain in the fifth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. Saint Patrick’s father was a deacon in the Church. At the age of sixteen he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. After six years of slavery he escaped to the Irish coast and fled home to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest. In 432, he decided to return to Ireland after dreaming that the voices of the Irish people were calling him, though as a bishop, to save the Irish. Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity (the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit) to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of teaching and spreading God's word he died on March 17, which is the day St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year.

Wearing of green : 

Wearing of green Originally the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue however over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day.

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In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.

The Chicago River is dyed green each year for the St. Patrick's Day celebration : 

The Chicago River is dyed green each year for the St. Patrick's Day celebration

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day is a great tradition and an excellent excuse to party. Even those without a drop of Irish blood can be Irish for a day. As there is a famous phrase, "Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day."

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St. Patrick's Day is also celebrated with some traditional music, Irish sporting events and plenty of drinks. People drink typical green beer, especially guiness with some cocktails and shooters as a toast to the Irish.

St. Patrick’s Day parade : 

St. Patrick’s Day parade Many cities have a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a huge St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 15-19, that features a parade, family carnivals, treasure hunt, dance, theatre and more. In North American, parades are often held on the Sunday before March 17. Some paint the yellow street lines green for the day! In Chicago, the Chicago River is dyed green with a special dye that only lasts a few hours. There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts since 1737. Montreal is home to Canada’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade, which began in 1824.

Ocean View St. Patrick's Day Parade : 

Ocean View St. Patrick's Day Parade

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! : 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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