Who doesn't love drinking a nice pint of green beer on St. Patrick's day? No doubt everyone will be decked out wearing green(so they don't get pinched) and enjoying a perfectly poured pint of Guiness Stout or any green libation for that matter. BUT who Is St. Patrick and why do we celebrate this very green holiday?
Here are some facts:
WHO WAS ST. PATRICK?
Digital News Report – St Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint who was born in either Scotland or England but was kidnapped as a teen-age boy. Later he escaped to devote his life to the ministry...click HERE to read more.
WHAT AND WHERE DID THE THREE LEAF CLOVER COME FROM?
It is said that the Shamrock is symbolic of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
WHAT's THE DEAL WITH LEPRECHAUNS?
Here is a great recipe for traditional Irish Bacon and Cabbage:
FAMOUS IRISH SAYINGS:
May the Road Rise to Meet You: From the Gaelic, Go N-eiri an bothar leat, which means may success be with you.
Top of the Morning: Hollywood invention, never used in Ireland.
And the rest of the day to yourself --Also Hollywood.
Slainte: means Good health ---Slainte is the Gaelic word for health.
Slan: meaning farewell Slan is the Gaelic word for safe so it means keep safe.
Erin go Bragh: Means in Gaelic "Ireland forever."
A Hundred Thousand welcomes -- from the Gaelic Cead Mile Failte which means literally that.
Dia is Muire Dhuit: Means hello in Gaelic, literally means "God and Mary with you."
Dia is Mhuire Duit agus Padraig; How the person responds,"God and Mary and St. Patrick with you."
Pog Mo Thoin --Yes it means what you think it does, Gaelic for kiss my ...
La Fheile Padraig brea dhibh go leir -- Have a great St. Pat's everyone!!!