Have a wondrous time
of Celebrations !
I believe this is a time
where You can enjoy much
dancings and feastings
and celebrating the
Joy of Life !

We meet on Rainbows
and do the jig together ! tee ! hee !
Here's some info I found !
Saint Patrick (c. 387–461)
" Saint Patrick is believed to have been
 born in the late fourth century,
and is often confused with Palladius,
a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431
to be the first bishop to the
 Irish believers in Christ.

Many folk ask the question
'Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?'

The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain
the Holy Trinity to "the pagans."

Saint Patrick is most known for driving
 the snakes from Ireland.
It is true there are no snakes in Ireland,
but there probably never have been -
the island was separated from the rest of the
continent at the end of the Ice Age.
As in many old pagan religions,
serpent symbols were common and often worshipped.
 Driving the snakes from Ireland was probably
symbolic of putting an end to that pagan practice.
While not the first to bring christianity to Ireland,
 it is Patrick who is said to have encountered the
 Druids at Tara and abolished their pagan rites.
( How sad ! )
The story holds that he converted the warrior
chiefs and princes, baptizing them and thousands of
 their subjects in the "Holy Wells"
that still bear this name.

There are several accounts of Saint Patrick's death.
One says that Patrick died at Saul,
 Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D.
Another account says that St. Patrick
ended his days at Glastonbury,
England and was buried there.
The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part
of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic
places of worship all around the world are
named after St. Patrick, including
cathedrals in New York and Dublin city

Why Saint Patrick's Day?
Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated
 with everything Irish: anything green and gold,
 shamrocks and luck.
Most importantly, to those who
 celebrate its intended meaning,
 St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day
for spiritual renewal and offering
 prayers for missionaries worldwide.

So, why is it celebrated on March 17th?
 One theory is that that is the
day that St. Patrick died.
Since the holiday began in Ireland,
 it is believed that as the Irish
spread out around the world,
 they took with them their history and celebrations.

In American cities with a large Irish population,
St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal.
Big cities and small towns
alike celebrate with parades,
 "wearing of the green," music and songs,
 Irish food and drink,
and activities for kids such as
crafts, coloring and games.
 Some communities even go so far as
to dye rivers or streams green! "

Green is also the color of spring, the shamrock,
and is connected with hope and nature .

Four-Leaf Clover
Although clovers are most often found in
nature with three leaves,
rare four-leaf clovers do exist.
 Finding one is thought to bring
 someone extreme luck.
The folklore for four-leaf clovers
differs from that
of the Shamrock due to the fact that it has no
religious allusions associated with it.
It is believed that each leaf of a four-leaf
clover represents something different:
first is hope, the second is faith,
 the third is love,
 and the fourth is happiness. "

Leprechauns ...
What would any thing Irish
be without these Dear Little
Mishchievious Folk !
I find that They are very much
like Our Pixie Folk ...
Merry makers , and
Hard working Coblers ....
Caretakers of the Earth ,
they Love to shower Good Luck
to those who deserve it ...
sadly , Leprechauns were often
" captured and tortured "
 for Their Gold
and now only show Themselves
 to Those They can Trust !

"The original Irish name for these figures
of folklore is lobaircin, meaning small-bodied fellow.
 In Irish mythology, a leprechaun is a type of
 male faerie said to inhabit the island of Ireland.
They are a class of "faerie folk" associated
in Irish mythology and folklore,
as with all faeries, with the Tuatha Dé Danann
and other quasi-historical peoples said to
 have inhabited Ireland
 before the arrival of the Celts.

Leprechauns usually take the form of old men
who enjoy partaking in mischief.
 Their trade is that of a cobbler or shoemaker.
They are said to be very rich,
having many treasure crocks buried during war-time.
According to legend,
 if anyone keeps an eye fixed upon one,
 he cannot escape, but the moment the gaze
is withdrawn, he vanishes.

Leprechauns rarely appear in what would
be classed as a folk tale.
Stories about leprechauns are generally very
brief and generally have local names
 and scenery attached to them.

In most tales and stories leprechauns
 are depicted as generally harmless creatures
who enjoy solitude and
live in remote locations,
while in others they are depicted as
 ill-natured and mischievous,
with a mind for cunning.
 Opinion is divided as to if they ever
enjoy the company of other spirits
. Although rarely seen in social situations,
leprechauns are supposedly
very well spoken and,
if ever spoken to,
 could make good conversation.

Among the most popular of beliefs about
leprechauns is that they are extremely wealthy
 and like to hide their gold in secret locations.
 Another popular belief is that you may find
a leprechaun and his pot of gold
at the end of a rainbow."

 Looooots of Love
and Gratitude 
goes to Everyone who
has so Lovingly shared these
Irish / Leprechaun
Inspirations with Us !
In Irish Celebration ,
here's a treat from Us for You
to have fun with ...
May it fill You with all
" The Good Luck of the Irish " !
You will find this treat under
" Gift Bags " in Our Creative Home !
Your Gratitude shared
is muchly appreciated !

♥♥♥❥•♪♫¸☆¸♥ Lღ√Ƹ , ☮ ṖƐΛƇƐ and Jღy ♥.✫'*°☆.`❥•♪♫"
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you
every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.”
...IRISH BLESSING´¯`·.¸..✶*
♥♥♥❥•♪♫¸☆¸♥ Lღ√Ƹ , ☮ ṖƐΛƇƐ and Jღy ♥.✫'*°☆.`❥•♪♫"
Have a wonderful , Happy ,
Shiny Day !
Love and Hugs from Us All
to You All !

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