Yes St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and quite honestly it’s one of our favorite holidays. Did you ever wonder what the OFFICIAL St. Patrick’s Day holiday was really about?
Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "The Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. For Christians, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. However, it has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Irishness and Irish culture.
Digging deeper one can certainly learn more about St. Patrick, the traditional celebrations and the deep religious connections to the day. It’s a fascinating story and makes for an excellent read that involves various different interpretations of the holiday.
However, when Americans, (The good citizens of the United States) celebrate St. Patrick’s Day it usually involves getting a bit “buzzed” on generic American green beer and other traditional beverages whilst chowing down on traditional Irish fare such as corned beef & cabbage.
(For the record, Guinness is an “Acquired Taste” in Gpawn’s opinion and should be approached cautiously and with great respect…)
Occasionally the younger revelers (College Students Perhaps?) get a bit loud and express opinions that other members of the crowd may or may not agree with and carefully crafted debates occur that usually reference the birth heritage and moral character of the individual debaters. Unlike other traditional American celebrations, firearms and violence generally don’t play much of a part in the merriment of St. Patrick’s day and gunshot related incidents are remarkably low. This has been attributed by experts and casual observers alike that it is simply too much work to be hostile and belligerent whilst passed out, lying face down on the sparkling clean pub floor and wearing a green plastic bowler hat that has somehow been permanently attached to the head by a fellow reveler.
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Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer – and another one!
Okay Lads and lassies, let’s have fun, let’s be safe and always remember, “We’re glad you’re here!”