A bit off-topic for this site but yesterday kicked my butt and I’m still under the weather today. Besides, half of you are probably drunk right now and I’m surprised you can read this.
St. Patrick’s Day is a day in honor of Patrick Icantfindalastname of the British Icantfindalastnames. He wasn’t Irish but came Ireland’s patron saint…despite never being canonized officially by the Catholic Church, making him as much a saint as Susan St. James. He still brought Christianity (not counting a few Christians who already lived in the then-Pagan country), and has been accused of everything from the four-leaf clover to driving out the snakes. Apparently he did none of these things.
I have a few videos about St. Patrick and the holiday that honors him that you might find interesting…if all the green beer hasn’t put you out cold yet.
From the YouTube channel History Calling comes what we know of Saint Patrick’s life, and what we don’t.
Then we have Wolfe Momma telling us about how the Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (another video I considered likened it to Thanksgiving) versus how we celebrate it in the US.
Home For The Holidays goes into why we in the US have the traditions we do, even though many of them are not Irish-born or even done in Ireland.
And just for fun here’s some Irish music to remind you that you drank way too much green beer and hopefully jog your memory as to what stupid things you did when you were drunk.
I hope you all had a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.