Happy St. Patty's Day!

sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)March 17, 2013

St Patrick's Day is one of the world's most widely celebrated saints' days and shows the best and brightest of Irish tradition and culture. Interestingly, the colour first associated with St Patrick was blue, but over the years green grew in popularity, thanks to Ireland's nickname - The Emerald Isle.

According to legend, St Patrick used the shamrock - a three-leaved plant - to explain the Holy Trinity. Hence, shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a significant part of the day.

St. Patrick was not Catholic, as many now believe. He and his fellow missionaries were early Christians who brought the teachings of Christianity to Ireland and Scotland LONG before Catholicism. Still, he is beloved by Christians and non-Christians of all stripes and became a patron saint for Catholics.

"May you always have...
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart may desire."


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"top of the morning to you."
(reply)..."and the rest of the day to you friend"

May we all have a safe and joyous day
:) Laura

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:44PM
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