St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17th USL March 4, 2015 USL Stories Saint Patrick’s day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. It is truly a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs. Are you Irish perchance!?! Well, the saying goes everyone is a little Irish on Saint Patricks’s Day. Roots of Tradition: Saint Patrick’s day is held in honor of Saint Patrick, the missionary who brought christianity to the Irish people in the 400’s AD. Erin Go Braugh is perhaps the most common Irish term you will hear. It means “Ireland Forever” Did You Know? Over 34 million Americans are of Irish descent. That’s almost nine times the populaton of Ireland! Favorite Sayings: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the rain fall softly upon your fields. And the sun shine warm upon your face. Top of the mornin’ to you…..(and the rest of the day to ‘me self!) May there always be work for you to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane. May the hand of a friend always be near you. May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. This Author’s favorite: May the wind at your back not be from the cabbage and corned beef that you eat today! Everyone’s at least a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. (how true, how true). Happy St. Patty’s Day! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.