March 08, 2018

So Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and we are all hopefully just a little bit more than usual, however you may be wondering what is next to look forward to on your calendar. The answer to that is a fairly simple one that is a highlight among many beer lovers, leprechaun fanatics and of course, the Irish. St Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us and that means a day filled with green, potatoes, shamrocks, leprechauns and hopefully, where you will have the opportunity to have the luck of the Irishrubbed off on you. Without a further ado let us take a quick peek into a couple of the facts surrounding this holiday.

St Patrick’s Day is the national holiday for Irelandand its day of observation is normally recorded on the 17th of March every year. It is a holiday associated with the patron saint of Ireland none other than Saint Patrick, this particular saint is accredited with performing numerous good works for Ireland. He historically, has also been accredited with spreading Christianity to the Irishthrough the use of the white clover.

One particular good deed that the saint has been hailed for is the belief that he managed to banish all snakes from Ireland, even today there are no snakes naturally found within the country. However, science has shown that after the melting of the glaciers many eons ago, there has been no serpents whatsoever within the country. Therefore, many scholars have come to believe that the serpents do not refer to actual reptiles but rather to the druids of the pagan religions, who were seen as members of the devils forces and were forced into hiding or exile or worse.

St Patrick’s Day has spread around the world, it has in particular become a real force within the United States where people dress up in green items of clothing and eat potatoes, beef and other more minimalistic foods. Of course, aside from all of the traditional aspects of the holiday, this day is also a day of all out partying on behalf of the many, many people who are enthralled by the green-tinted beer and all of the green-themed food and drinks. An extra special tradition that is carried out on this day, at least within Irishcommunities is that all people who are not wearing green clothing, may be pinched during the day.

St Patrick’s Day has a lot of symbolism inherent within its history and within the story of St Patrick himself; three symbols that have spread throughout the media and the world for this holiday are the shamrock, leprechauns and the pot-of-gold. Of course, how can people not be fascinated by the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and when a leprechaun is added into the mix, one can only hope and feel their excitement levels flare up once again? Well, at least mine are, looking for a leprechaun is just like attempting to win the lottery, except you don’t have to pay taxes on your winnings.

For all of your holiday information and more, visit Sir Holiday today.

 

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