6 Irish Blessings and 1 limerick for St. Paddy’s Day

I love these inspiring Irish Blessings . . . worth sharing and re-blogging!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Life Unraveled

”May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.”

beach woman sunrise silhouette Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

”May the clouds in your life be only a background for a lovely sunset.”

calm blue sea during golden hour Photo by Sasha Martynov on Pexels.com

“May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky, and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and  fly.

several soaring seagulls Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

“May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for.”

dandelion macro photography Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com“May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for.”

“May good luck be your friend in whatever you do. And may trouble be always a stranger to you.”

shallow focus photography of four leaf clover Photo by Djalma Paiva Armelin on Pexels.com

Today’s featured limerick was written by Sharon Horvath. It’s not too late to write yours!

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Some trivia for St. Paddy’s Day

To be honest, I can only answer nos. 1 and 4 . . . then I’ll peek at the answers.
The flying squirrel choice is so funny. Haha. 😆 Thanks for sharing!

Pete's Kiwi Korner

1/ What is the scientific symbol for gold?

2/ Haggis is the traditional dish of what country?

3/ The island of Cyprus gained independence from what country in 1960?

4/ A ziggurat is a pyramidal tower, a bolt of lightning, or a flying squirrel?

5/ What crop failure caused the Irish famine?

Answers: https://peteswriteplace.blogspot.com/2019/02/answers-to-trivia-quizz-on-friday.html

An Irish pub on St Paddies Day

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History of St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. St. Paddy’s Day, for some, is actually the day of this non-Irish’s death. Yes, the revered patron saint of Ireland, is not Irish. He was born in Britain and named as Maewyn Succat. He adopted a Christian name, Patricius, when he became a bishop. Patrick is the nickname.

The History of Saint Patrick – a Short Story by jeremiahjw, on YouTube

At age 16, Succat was kidnapped by Irish raiders and sold as a slave to tend sheep in Ireland. During that time, he prayed a lot to God. Once he dreamed of escaping and believed it was God leading him out of slavery. He did find a ship which took him back to his family in Britain.

Back home, he studied to become a priest. When he became a bishop, he decided to sail back to pagan-stricken Ireland. He was followed by many converts into Christianity. Celtic priests were not happy. Even his former master killed himself for not being able to bear the thought of Patrick’s success.

Bishop Patricius died on March 17, 461 AD after 30 years of service. He was not canonized as saint until the 12th or 17th Century.

To this day, his death anniversary is honored as a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is not only celebrated by those of Irish Christian heritage but also other cultures, including non-Christians and even atheists. It has become a tradition of parades, drinking and merry-making.

St. Patrick’s Green

St. Patrick’s Day or SPD symbols include the color green which is thought to be attributed to one of Ireland’s flag colors.

The country itself is also referred to as the Emerald Isle due to its lush green landscape, including shamrocks.

A usual three-leaf shamrock, which symbolizes Irish Christianity, is believed to have been used by Bishop Patricius to explain the Holy Trinity.

Connecting the dot, finding a four-leaf version of it is lucky.

It is just like finding a pot of gold that leads to its mythical owner, a leprechaun. This small bearded fairy is of Irish folklore.

So, as we trace back…

  1. a leprechaun,
  2. pot of gold,
  3. luck,
  4. shamrock, and
  5. Ireland green

…have all become the symbols for St. Patrick’s Day. (Let us know if we have missed something.)

Friday funnies for St. Patrick’s Day

I enjoyed this!  I hope you will, too… ☺️

Leonard's Lines

Happy Friday!  You know spring is on the way when you see St. Patrick’s Day on the calendar!  So, I dug deep into the internet to find a few St. Paddy jokes just for you.

Enjoy!

Would you call a leprechaun’s vacation home a lepre-condo?

Would you call a vanishing leprechaun a lepre-gone?

Would you call an Irish criminal with a serious skin disease a leper con?

Do you know that an Irishman is having a good time when he is Dublin over with laughter?

Do leprechauns make good secretaries because they are good at shorthand?

Did the leprechaun beat the Irishman to the pot of gold by taking a shortcut?

Did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland because he could not afford air fare?

Is a leprechaun’s favorite food to barbecue short ribs?

Are leprechaun’s hard to get along with because they are short-tempered?

In Ireland…

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