....... It is a green day for the Irish and their followers and for the party folk who are always ready for a day of celebrating everything green. It does not matter where you live in this world St Patrick's day is always celebrated. Great parades take place in Ireland and in cities around the world.
If you do not know about St Patrick he is the patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick lived in 5th century and was a Romano-British missionary priest and bishop. He is renown for converting the Irish to Catholism. Little children are taught that St Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, in actual fact it was not snakes at all. It was the Druids whom St Patrick drove out. This information was sourced from my own memory and from wikipedia.
"Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint."source
St Patrick's Day is a yearly source of great fun for people. All ages dress up in green, wear sparkly hats and glasses, drink green beer and eat green food. Choices abound and all are individual.
Wearing something green on the day is a must!
￼￼￼￼Animals are dressed up to. Not sure if they would agree if they had a choice. Maybe this dog and cat don't get to look at their reflections in mirrors!
Sadly this year there are no St Patrick Day celebrations happening around the world due to the Coronovirus Pandemic. It is even not happening in Dublin. Never mind there is always next year!
But I quietly remember the songs I sang each year in the St Partick Day's concert with my school buddies that was held every in town hall. The nuns made us practice everyday. It was a really big deal. We wore costumes and our families made up the audience. The words for the chorus stay are running around in my head never forgotten.
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring
In the lilt of Irish laugher
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world seems bright and gay
And when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away
Happy St Patrick's Day folks
Cheers and blessings