St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal with me because I am Irish, and I am an Irish Dancer. Being an Irish dancer, on St. Patrick's Day, I get to: march in a parade, and I also preform at a big show with an Irish band and Irish dancers! So in getting ready for the big day, I'm going to be taking a break for last week (so very sorry I forgot to mention this before then ☹) and this coming week. So sorry about taking a break, but here is some fun history and pictures related to St. Patrick's Day (or just Irish stuff).
St. Patrick was born in roman Britain in the forth century.
His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the christian church.
At the age of sixteen he was kidnapped by the raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave.
Apparently he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland possibly mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his confession he was told by god in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning he quickly joined the church in auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the christian Trinity according to legend.
The name shamrock is derived from the Irish seamrog which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair) meaning simply little clover or young clover.
St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint 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 of Ireland.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.Celebrations generally involve parades and festivals, céilithe (Irish traditional music sessions), wearing the color green, and for me Irish dancing!!! St. Patrick's Day parades began in North America in the 18th century but did not spread to Ireland until the 20th century.
A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If captured by a human, they often grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.St. Patrick’s Day, you’re supposed to wear green to remember and honor Ireland. If you’re not wearing green, you get pinched as a way to say “shame on you,”
Apparently, leprechauns can’t be seen. They’re mischievous, so they pinch you so remember if you’re not wearing green, you’ll get pinched by a leprechaun. (;
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! Celebrate St. Patrick, wear green, listen to Irish music, celebrate Ireland and any Irish in you, maybe see some Irish dancing, and just have fun!!!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!