Top of the Mornin to Ya and.....Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Any fun traditions for any of you today? Do you wear green or wear a shamrock???
On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks or green clothing or accessories. Hence the saying "wearing of the green". St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older. In pagan Ireland, three was a significant number and the Irish had many triple deities, a fact that may have aided St Patrick in his evangelisation efforts. The colour green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St Patrick's Day since at least the 1680s. The Friendly Brothers of St Patrick, an Irish fraternity founded in about 1750, adopted green as its colour. The phrase "wearing of the green" comes from a song of the same name, which laments United Irishmen supporters being persecuted for wearing green. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the colour green and its association with St Patrick's Day grew. While Im part Irish, I won't be wearing any green, but I do always have the tradition of having Corned Beef and Cabbage, which my friend will be having me over for tonight. And of course I have to have my Shamrock Shake!!!!
Alas.... but to be honest...I did indeed wear some green....the only green I had on today was my unders. The Lad always seems to like his Pot O' Gold!!!!!
I hope he is prepared for a naughty leprechaun when he arrives before dinner tonight!!!!!
Hope you had a Fabulous St,Patrick's!!!