Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

It’s Saint Patrick‘s Day today and people all over the world will be getting ready to celebrate the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint.

Here are a few fast facts about St Patrick’s Day:

  • Until fairly recently, Saint Patrick’s Day was celebrated only as a religious holiday. It became a public holiday only in 1903, by the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903, an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by the Irish MP James O’Mara
  • Irish MP James O’Mara also successfully passed a law for pubs and bars to remain closed on St Patrick’s Day (can you imagine how popular he was!).  This law was repealed in the 1970′s.
  • The first St Patrick’s Day Parade in the Republic of Ireland was held in 1931
  • The shortest St Patrick’s Day parade in the world takes place in Dripsey, Co Cork.  The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village’s two pubs
  • Although Saint Patrick’s Day has the colour green as the theme, Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue.
  • The first parade did not begin in Ireland but in the United States.
  • In addition to Ireland and Northern Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is observed as a public holiday in Montserrat, and also in Newfoundland & Labrador.

In honour of St Patrick’s Day….lets go GREEN!

Key Lime

Key Lime

 

Meadow

Meadow

Daphne

Daphne

Simply Lime

Simply Lime

Baby Ribbert

Baby Ribbert

 

ScentTrend - Violet Leaf

Violet Leaf

Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Transcendence

Transcendence

Jumpin' Jelly Bean

Jumpin’ Jelly Bean

Lime & Kiwi Cantaloupe

Lime & Kiwi Cantaloupe

 

Lush Gardenia

Lush Gardenia

ScentBar - Serene Green

Serene Green

Verbena Leaf

Verbena Leaf

I am off out to a local street parade in Co. Laois later today, and I’ll also be participating in their open-air craft market on the village green afterwards.  Can’t wait! :-)

Why not check out THIS LINK to see if there are any St. Patrick’s Day  events happening near you today?

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