Nothing can stop the party on St. Patrick’s Day. Not only does the holiday fall on a Saturday, but the forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Now,MahoningValleylads and lassies will party on this day under any conditions, but getting St. Pat’s on a spring like weekend is like finding a pot of gold.
Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock. So be absolutely creative and pull out those green clothes and anything green and put it on. St Patrick’s Day is being celebrated by Irish communities around the world. So let’s party like the Irish do!
This day is also known to be the day to bring luck and the luck might just hit you. We all know that when three-leaf clovers come out, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. By the way, try to find a four-leaf clover and you will be lucky for the rest of your life. (Remember it is not so easy to find it, I tried it once!)
This Irish holiday is always celebrated on March 17th, which is the day that Saint Patrick died. He was a missionary way back in the 4th century who converted the Irish to Christianity
A little bit of history:
Saint Patrick was born around 385 AD in the United Kingdom. His real name is believed to be Maewyn Succat (he took on Patrick, or Patricus, after he became a priest). When he was 16, he was kidnapped by a group of Irish raiders and sold into slavery in Ireland. During his six-year captivity as a shepherd, he began to have religious visions and found strength in his faith. He finally escaped to France and became a priest – and later a bishop. When he was about 60 years old, Saint Patrick returned to Ireland to spread the Christian word. He used the shamrock, which resembles a three-leafed clover, as a metaphor to explain the Christian concept of God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
Many of us will ask – why Green? Well Green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, Ireland and the shamrock.
Leprechauns are also associated with St. Patrick’s Day, although the only reason they are is because they’re Irish. Leprechauns are usually mean little creatures – with the exception of the Lucky Charms. I would like to find a Leprechaun, maybe he can give me a pot of gold or some luck, really need some…lol!
This day is also the day of my best friend’s birthday. Happy Birthday Stacey… Hope you receive all the luck in life and a pot of gold. Let’s party like the Irish and make it count!