And welcome to another week of the Thougtless thursday blog hop!
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So what I am posting today is not entirely thoughtless . . .OK so it's not at all thoughtless BUT it fits in with the hop because it is a post that I have been adding to over the last week and it has been sitting in my drafts. Therefore I did not need to put much thought into pushing the publish button today!
St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and as you can plainly see from my background and header, I love to celebrate this holiday! I have an Irish family, although i have never been to Ireland myself. It is a dream of mine to make it there some day!
With Patty's day coming up fast, i thought it would be nice to share some history behind the meaning of the day itself.
March 17th commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
Also this day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
(I wonder if Mr. Patrick had a husky? And if so, was his dog tag the shape of a shamrock?)
The reason this holiday was set on March 17th is because that was the day of Saint Patrick's death. The patron saint of Ireland.
Did you know?
That the original color associated with St. Patty's Day was blue??
Over the years the color green (the color of the Shamrock) wedged it's way in and as far back as the 17th century, people have worn green ribbons, green clothes, green makeup, and of course, the green shamrock!
In the 1798 rebellion, Irish soldiers wore their uniforms ALL green to make a public statement.
They did this with the hope of catching the public's attention.
St. Patrick's Day is now a worldwide celebration. A time to wear green, a time to be social, a time to have fun, catch the parade, and the time to have a few nasty looking green beers!
But let's not forget the true reason we are celebrating. And why we even have this holiday.
The parades are the best! Ever since I was a child I have LOVED going to parades!
The St. Patrick's parade is no different. My fav part is the Irish music. The bagpipes!
Hmmm. . . .so have any of you ever wondered what our pets would look like in kilts?
No? OK me neither, until this post!
Curious? Check it out!
I think they look great!
Maybe I should enter them in the St. patty's Day parade? What do you think?
That's it for us today! Remember, have a Thoughtless Day!