St. Patricks Day Tradition
It will soon be March 17th, also know as St. Patrick's Day to the Irish. Saint Patrick, who live during the first century is the patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to it's people.
The symbolic shamrock has long been associated with St. Patrick. Legend has it that he compared the clovers leaves to the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Occasionally shamrocks are found with four leaves. These are rare and considered to be lucky for the finder.
In America, St. Patrick's day is celebrated with parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color green and cabbage to the Blarney stone, you don't have to be Irish to celebrate this holiday. Slip on some green apparel and decorate your table with some green food and drinks. Hang green and orange balloons from the ceiling. Set out a four leaf clover neon sign to add some luck of the Irish. Play Irish Songs or put in a DVD of River Dance. Decorate with posters and banners featuring pictures of Ireland. Soon you will have a new tradition to celebrate each year.