…festival of patrick day…

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.

It is generally characterized by the attendance of church services and wearing green attire. In many cities around the U.S., millions participate in the celebration with parades offering bagpipes, marching bands and many, many parade watchers. Most important is the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol. On this day, there are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were…..

…and now you know…

“Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours, And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours and mine and ours have done for you and yours!”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Erin Go Bragh!

Until next time!