St. Patrick’s Day Around the World!
Éirinn go Brách!! (Ireland Forever) Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)
Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians. Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”
Many folk ask the question ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.
Place around the World that have gone Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
Tower in Berlin, Germany
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
The stone Inukshuk that greets visitors at the entrance to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Evoluon Eindhoven in the Netherlands
Tower of Pisa, Italy
London Eye, London England
Empire State Building, New York NY
The Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Australia
The Brussels Grand Place
O’Connell Bridge, Dublin Ireland
There is just a few places around the world that have gone GREEN for St. Patricks Day! Where ever you maybe, we wish you and yours a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
See you on the road!! Slainte to Erin Go Bragh!!
Mike and Dianne