Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Top 'O the Morn'n

St. Partick's Day---March 17th is the day
honoring St. Patrick. He was a missionary
credited for converting the Irish to
Christianity and is also known for
"driving the snakes" (spirits) out of
Ireland.
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In America--it's a day of wearing GREEN
and celebrating! The first American
celebration took place in Boston, MA
in 1737.
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Items associated with St. Patrick's Day:
Color GREEN-because it is the color of
Spring, Ireland and the Shamrock.
LEPRECHAUN-Irish Fairy (little body)
It is said he make shoes and brogues.
Keep an eye on him (if you find him)
he'll lead you to his treasure--if you
don't, he'll vanish and...
BLARNEY STONE-A stone set in the
wall of Blarney Castle tower in the
village of Blarney. Kissing the stone is
said to give the kisser persuasive
eloquence (Blarney).
SHAMROCK-A member of the clover
family. It is said to have been picked
by St. Patrickto explain the mystery
of the Trinity.
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Good Luck Signs:
Finding a Four -Leaf Clover
Wearing Green-so you don't get
pinched
Kissing the Blarney Stone
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St. Patrick's Songs:
When My Irish Eyes Are Smiling
I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
My Wild Irsh Rose
Also, check out the groups:
Celtic Thunder--first song on my
playlist
Celtic Women
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Kansas City loves to celebrate and one of
KC's favorite celebrations is the St.
Patrick's Day Parade! It goes through
the downtown area. Those who are true
Irish and those that are Irish for the day
line the parade route-enjoying the floats,
marching bands, people and animals in
the parade.
Then it's off to the Irish pubs and
restaurants for more celebrating!
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For more interesting St. Partick's
fun skiddle daddle over to "Garden
of Daisies" (on my sidebar) she has
had several cool posts about the holiday.
Have Fun!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

11 comments:

  1. Great! Does KC still dye the fountains green on St. Patrick's Day? That amazed me when my daughter was in Children's Mercy. We spent most of her first year up there.

    God bless and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

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  2. Thanks Melinda! That was a sweet thing to do!
    Are you going to the parade tomorrow? We used to go every year when our daughter marched/danced.

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  3. I learn more awesome facts here then anywhere.

    Happy St Patty's day to you. The most Irish I am is as follows: Always after me lucky charms.. they are magically delicious!

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  4. LOVE this post...being irish yanno being a Shirley and all...LOL you are so informative!!!

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy the parade, if you are going!

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  6. Howdy Melinda
    Happy St.Patricks Day to you and yours.
    What a fun and fantastic blog you have .
    Thank you for posting the history and the awesome photos too !
    May you have the best of the best today and all the rest of the week too.
    Happy Trails

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  7. Happy Saint Pats Day Melinda, hope you had a few ales, or the likes!

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  8. Happy Saint Patrick's day to you and Irish people!

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  9. Happy St. Patricks Day!!!!! I love the Celtic Women--I could listen to them all day :)
    Mimi :)

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  10. Such a fun post! Happy St. Patrick's Day;o)

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  11. Hi Melinda, hope you had a Happy St. Pats Day!
    Love the new blog background. I need to learn how to change mine. Congrats to you for winning the book contest on my blog. If you could email me your snail mail addy I will send it out to you as soon as possible.
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