Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saint Patrick day
Today is the day to plant potatoes.
Everyone Irish, this is your day.
Saint Patrick was a monk in Ireland born in Britain . He was transported to Ireland as a slave then escaped to France after 6 years he made his way back to Ireland and spent his life there doing the work of the church.
It is said there are no snakes in Ireland because Saint Patrick drove them out..
many cities have parades today celebrating their Irish roots. one that comes to mind is Boston.
In work place you had better wear some thing green or you might get pinched.
When and where did this tradition start? It is not native to modern Ireland, by the way! I found it very strange, that no one in Britain, that nobody observed any aspect of St. Patrick's Day.
One tradition is that the pinching started in the early 1700s, about the time that awareness of St. Patrick's as a holiday came to the fore, too, in Boston (in the Massachusetts colony). If you wore green it made you invisible to the Leprechauns - else they were out to pinch anyone they could see. So the pinching was to warn you about the Leprechauns.