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.


One response

  1. Amy

    I think saint paddys was pretty shit dis year 4 many reasons

    March 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

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