Meaning of St. Patricks Day: Irish Memories!

Concert at Slane Castle
Concert at Slane Castle with an Irish friend

The featured picture is from one of greatest concerts ever attended. It was at Slane Castle with U2, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more performers. The Irish were always forming pyramids and waving the flag at the top as seen in the featured pic.

Saint Patrick’s day is a day to celebrate everything Irish from green, gold, colorful rainbows to shamrocks, green beer and a good laugh. Of course, chasing sheep is a must, too!

Also, for many Christians, the day is for spiritual renewal and celebration for Christianity in Ireland. In Ireland and throughout the world, many attend mass to offer prayers for missionaries worldwide. After mass, many Irish are then attending serious Irish celebrations! Living in Ireland taught me many things about myself, about the Irish, about living abroad on my own, and about the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day.

Chasing sheep with my French girlfriend in Ireland
Chasing sheep with my French girlfriend, a must do when in Ireland! You just have to hope that they don’t chase you back….

Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianty to Ireland. Which brings us to the explanation as to why and how the Shamrock became the National Flower of Ireland. St. Patrick used the Shamrock to teach the Holy Trinity, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, to the pagans of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th. Here is a sweet video telling the story of St. Patrick; “Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Story of Saint Patrick” 

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