Saint Patrick’s Day

Top ‘O The Mahrnin’to Ya! Happy St Patrick’s Day to all my Shannon Clan!! May the wind be at your back today!!!! The Day of the Festival of Patrick – Irish La Fheile Padraig – is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17 traditionally the death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

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Saint Patrick Day is a holiday where it is customary to wear shamrocks, green clothing or accessories and the eating or drinking of green items whether infused with green food coloring or naturally green.

The color green has been associated with Ireland since the 1640s when the green harp flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation.  Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick’s Day since 1680.  In 1903 St Patrick’s Day became an official public holiday in Ireland with an official parade.

The United States widely recognizes and observes St Patrick’s Day as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture.  Celebrations include prominent display of green and this celebration began in North America in the late Eighteenth Century.

So what FUN are you planning for today … until next time make it REAL … REAL FUN that is!  Brenda 🙂

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