17 03 2009


St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17th. It honors Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, who was executed on March 17, about A.D. 461.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Divider

Sunnie Bee

The legends about Saint Patrick are what most people associate with St. Patrick’s Day. It is said he used the shamrock to explain the concept of the holy trinity to the Irish. Showing them the three leafed clover he explained that God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit were three parts of the same divinity. Many people believe this is how shamrocks came to be identified with St. Patrick as well as Ireland, becoming it’s national symbol. He is also said to have driven the snakes Saint Patrick out of Ireland.

Singing ShamrockShamrocks, Leprachan and ShamrockLeprechauns, Irish JigIrish jigs, Bagpipesbag pipes,

                                                                      green beer,

 and pots of gold Pot of Goldat the end of the rainbow

are all symbols of the Holiday.

A four leaf clover is considered to be a sign of good luck.

Corn Beef and Cabbage is generally the meal of choice.

Religious services may also, be observed to commemorate the day.

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