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Did you know - St. Patrick's Day

Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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 Did you know the man whom St. Patrick's day was named wasn't even Irish?  He was born in Britian and was kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave.  He was a shepard of sheep until he fled Ireland and went to France to become a priest.  After becoming a priest he returned to Ireland and started many new churches there.

Ireland never had snakes so St. Patrick couldn't have rid the land of snakes.  Many believe that snakes is a medaphor for pagans.

Did you know that the color that is actually associated with St. Patrick isn't green?  It's BLUE!  It was in 1798 that the rebellion took place and as a political statement the soldiers all wore green.

Interesting fact is that the longest running festival of St. Patrick's Day isn't in Ireland either.  It's in Canada!

St. Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland.

by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 6:53 PM

 I knew the first 2, and the last one. Interesting about the color. 

Thanks for sharing.

 

 

 

 

drfink
by Emily on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Interesting.

My Catholic husband didn't know about the color or about the metaphor...now he does ; )

PurpleHazey
by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I was reading something about that

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Mar. 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Nope.   I like the thought of Leprechans, rainbows and pots o'gold!




fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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 I love the pot of gold part!  Leprechans were actually Irish faries and word has it they were the lowest of the low, they were the faries that fixed the other faries shoes and stored their money in pots.  Hence the pot of gold.  Not sure where the rainbow came into it at, will have to look that up lol.

Quoting boys2men2soon:

Nope.   I like the thought of Leprechans, rainbows and pots o'gold!

 

diaperstodating
by Angel on Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM
No.
Thank you for sharing.
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