Thursday, March 17, 2011

Are You Wearing Green Today?

Did you know that the story about St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is a metaphor?  "A metaphor for what?" you ask.

Why do we associate 3 leaf clovers with this day?

There are many traditions associated with today.  Some, like going to church to observe the holy day, are healthy for body and soul.  Some, like downing a pint or two of Guiness, are not.  Where did all of these traditions come from? 

Watch the quick video below to find out!



OK, so now you know the history.  But why am I wearing green to celebrate the day?  
Turns out, I should probably be wearing blue!

Yup, here's another quick video explanation.



So, on this lovely Saint Patrick's Day, I leave you with an Irish blessing and wish you well.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.