Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mar 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!

Comic Breakdown

“You’re not wearing any green for St.Patty’s Day. – Girl in Green Shirt

“Yo – listen up!  This shirt is called “style.”  Not something that some old leprechaun wears. – Guy in Yellow Shirt

“You forgot didn’t you.” – Girl in Green Shirt

“Of course I did.” – Guy in Yellow Shirt

What is going on?

An important Saint Patrick’s Day holiday tradition is that everyone should wear something green.  The more green clothing you wear, the better.

Many people even dress up like a leprechaun.

Saint Patrick’s Day: The Holiday

Saint Patrick’s Day is a Catholic and cultural holiday to honour the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.  Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century.  

The first recorded Saint Patrick’s Day observation outside of Ireland took place in the United States in the 1730s.  The biggest wave of Irish immigration occurred in the mid – 1800s after the Irish Famine when over 1.5 million Irish left Ireland.   Most immigrated to the United States and the United Kingdom and other areas of the British Empire.  Today, over 80 million people around the world claim Irish ancestry.

The holiday is now popularly celebrated by Irish and non – Irish around the world.  Popular activities include parades and going out for drinks.

Today’s images are from here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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