Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Today is a traditionally devoted to eating and drinking. Even though I am not Irish, I still have taught my children the true meaning of Saint Patrick's Day. Like Christmas we tend to get away from the true meaning of the day.


 Saint Patrick's Day (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of thepatron saints of Ireland. It is observed by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[1] the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutherans. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.[2]
The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks), and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on fasting and drinking, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.[3][4][5][6]
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[7] Northern Ireland,[8] Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as the United KingdomCanada, the United StatesArgentinaAustralia, and New Zealand, among others.
St. Patrick's Day cake I made today.

So if you are out celebrating the carnal day, be safe and don't drink too much! If you are like my family and celebrating the life of the man who devoted his life to Christ and to proselytizing the Irish people then have fun! It is a great day to learn about a godly man and his people!

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