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
In America--it's a day of wearing GREEN
and celebrating! The first American
celebration took place in Boston, MA
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
SHAMROCK-A member of the clover
family. It is said to have been picked
by St. Patrickto explain the mystery
of the Trinity.
Good Luck Signs:
Finding a Four -Leaf Clover
Wearing Green-so you don't get
Kissing the Blarney Stone
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
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
Then it's off to the Irish pubs and
restaurants for more celebrating!
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.
~Keep on Dreaming~