For the past couple of years I have spent St. Patrick’s Day on some tropical island or sunny beach – today I spend it at my office. Boo.
However, work cannot stop me from celebrating my Irish roots! I am still wearing green… and my Claddagh ring, my curly hair and freckles are in full force, and I’m going to whip up some Colcannon tonight! (I may also pop over to our local Irish pub to do a couple Irish jigs and have a pint of green beer!)
St. Patty’s Day isn’t all about drunk leprechauns though. St. Patrick was actually a missionary who converted 120,000 druids from paganism to Christianity. In the fifth century A.D., Patrick did more than perhaps anyone in history to spread Christianity throughout Europe. He started over 300 churches and used the three-leafed clover to teach the Holy Trinity – funny how this teaching tool is now the symbol of St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland itself. (Source)
Today is special to me not only because it’s SEVEN MONTHS TIL OUR WEDDING, but also because as a child I spent many St. Patrick’s Days watching my cousins play the bagpipes, eating corned beef and cabbage at my Great Aunt C’s house, and Irish step dancing around as the fife players and fiddlers marched through my town.
Someday I will make it to Chicago to see their river dyed green… how awesome is this….
Fit Bottomed Girls did a nice post about St. Patrick’s Day:
“St. Patrick’s Day is one of the few holidays that people use as an excuse to party—whether they’re actually Irish or just celebrating their faux-Irish descent. Whether you’re as green as a leprechaun or just a wannabe Irish bloke or lass, celebrate right this St. Patty’s Day, the FBG way!”
Check out the article about green beer, Irish food, and all sorts of St. Patty’s Day sources of exercise here!
Fun Irish Blog – http://small-leavedshamrock.blogspot.com/
Hope you all have a lovely day!!