Every year, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, in memory of St. Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland.
He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. At 16 he was taken captive and made a slave of Ireland.
He fled but returned in 432 CE to convert Irish Christians. He had established churches, cloisters, and seminaries by the time he died on March 17, 461.
Many legends were created around him to illustrate the fact that he drove the snakes from Ireland and used the Shamrock to explain the Trio. Ireland celebrated his birthday with feasts and religious services.
It was the Americans, especially, who made St. Patrick’s Day a temporary vacation of conviviality, festivity, and effects Irish.
Large numbers of Irish emigrants populated large cities, offering the largest fests with elaborate processions and often applying political power.
Boston hosted its first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 1737. New York City followed in 1762. Chicago has been marking the holiday with a swash of green since 1962.
Although blue was traditionally associated with St. Patrick’s Day, green is generally associated with the day.
Both Irish and non-Irish likes participate in the “wearing of the green”, sporting green clothing or a shamrock (the Irish public factory) in the lapel.
The vacation is associated with cabbage and corned beef, as well as beer being dyed green to commemorate the occasion. These practices were eventually adopted by the Irish, but they did so largely to benefit excursionists.
St Patrick’s Day quotes
1- May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble to avoid you wherever you go.
2- For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
3- May everything turn green today, except your gills!
If you can’t get over it, go around;
If you can’t go around, go under;
If you can’t get under, leap over the top, but GET.
4- May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, and heaven accepts you.
5- May the love and protection Saint Patrick can give be yours in abundance as long as you live
6- Here’s to good Irish friends – never above you, never below you, always beside you
7- Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.
8- Always remember to forget The troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
9- Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth, Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s toasting to his health. But not too many toastings lest you lose yourself and then Forget the good Saint Patrick And see all those snakes again.
10- St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration filled with folklore, fantasy, food, and fun. From shamrocks and leprechauns to green food and drink, this is a holiday for all ages.
11- Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.
12- May you never find trouble all crowdin’ and shovin’. But always good fortune all smilin’ and lovin’.