Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration in Ireland
Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Although it is celebrated in many places all around the world, I like to think that the best celebrations happen here in Ireland. I would have loved to show you pictures of the parade, but I didn’t go to see it this year. However, I did wander into town after the parade had ended. I saw people at various levels of drunk, none causing anyone any harm. I love the cheering and joy of Saint Patrick’s Day; everyone just gets to have a good time.
Saint Patrick was brought to Ireland when he was sixteen, he was kidnapped. God came to him in a dream and told him to escape, return to England and become a priest. He later returned to Ireland, now a bishop, and educated the Irish, who were at this stage pagan, about the Holy Trinity, using a shamrock. This is why the shamrock has become associated with Saint Patrick’s Day.
When you look out at the people celebrating and drinking, it’s hard to imagine this is a church holiday. Not that I’m complaining, just remember; St. Patrick’s Day is like Christmas’s drunk little sister, sure she doesn’t do as well in school, but she’s the life and soul of every party. I wonder will other holidays evolve into fun party drink days too.
How did you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.