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Happy St. Patrick’s Day: We Are All Irish Today!!

17 Mar

This Irish lassie ( well Part Irish anyway) wants to wish you a Happy St.Patrick’s Day!  For all of you that are going out today, please be safe and have an amazing day and may the Luck of the Irish be with you!  And here is a little St. Paddies Day history…..

 

 

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint ofIreland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, theAnglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6]Christians also attend church services[5][7] and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[10] Northern Ireland,[11] the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

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