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.


Sister--Three said...

Patty's Day...must be to celebrate YOU!

The 4th Sister said...

I am going to put this comment on Pat's blog so I doubt if Mike will read it and try to give me any shit..

yesterday I knew I was going to have to stay in the yard while the roofer fixed the roof and I thought I need something to do so...I took a 5 gallon bucket, a big towell, a water hose and a step stool over to the house. You see the jacuzzi looks like a swamp because for 6 months no one has let it clean or tended to it. I asked Mike 2 months ago if I could get into the back yard to clean it and he said NO! Then he put a pad lock on the fence gate....So I decided I would climb over the 6 foot block wall....Thus the step stool and the towell to lay over the blocks and I had on my bathing suit with a dress over it.....Let me tell you just like Benjamin told me, "Granny you are too old and fat to climb over that fence!'...Benjamin was right...I tried and my hands arn arms are scraped to pieces. I am not even sure how it happened but it did....So The roofer had one of those bendable ladders and he a framed it across the gate. He wanted to hold the ladder for me because I am sure it worried him a little helping a fat old lady break into a back yard and take a chance of having to call 911 when I was using his ladder...I told him I had on a bathing suit under my dress. He promised he would not look. Rhea King said if he had of he would have went blind! Oh I have the best friends...Well I got it cleaned and back over the fence. i guess he didn't peek because he was not blind when he left...