ST. PATRICK’S DAY – If there is anyone in the English speaking world (or at least Canada) who doesn’t know about this celebration, I would like to meet them. On this day, even people without a smidgeon of Irish DNA wear green and head out to consume green beverages.
A public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador, this day marks the death of St Patrick in 461 AD. But it was a story written about this saint in 1726 that inspiried people to wear green and use the shamrock as a symbol of the trinity.
Having an ancestry that is mostly Irish and British, I am celebrating this year with quiet vigour. I will cook a batch of Irish stew and we will wash it down with a beer. And I will wear green.
Happy St Paddy’s Day!!