Thursday, March 17, 2011
The History of St. Patrick's Day
Hi Gutsy Generation,
I found this cool link about St. Patty's Day to explore more about the occasion and all the symbols and festivities. http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day
Here's a clipping from history.com:
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
Happy St. Patty's Day to all Gutsy Youth!