Happy Paddy's day everybody:)
I remember last year on this date Ken and I were in Dublin town and it was like a huge party in all the streets. Everybody was dressed up in green, some were face painted and some were already stinkin' drunk at five in the afternoon. The party went on all night. I wore my only green clothing which was a hoodie, not very fancy, but Ken said I might get in trouble if I didn't wear green so I figured, you know, I didn't want to get in trouble!
Saint Patrick died today year 461. Really I think it's quite odd to celebrate the day he died. He was born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped to be used as a slave in Ireland. God came to him in a dream and told him to escape captivity and so he did. He went back back to Britain and studied to become a priest. After he became Bishop he got another calling from God to go back to Ireland to Christianise the Irish from their native polytheism. It's said that he used the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. He is endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity.
I think it's so impressive that they can know things like this that happened over 1500 years ago. I wonder if someone just told people or if it was written a book about it or what and who decided to celebrate it? If someone knows feel free to let me know, I'm puzzled!
Anyway, haha! I hope you have an amazing Saint Patrick's Day!