Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My family roots are anchored more in the highlands of Scotland than on the Emerald Isle. But we always celebrated St. Patrick's Day growing up and I still try to do something fun on this Catholic feast day.

An increasing number of non-Irish folks here in the US are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It's not hard to understand why: Another reason to have a party! Ireland's patron saint is nearly as popular as St. Nicholas and St. Valentine.

Did you know, Ireland's patron saint was actually born in Scotland? I didn't until reading his short biography in Catholic Online for this blogpost.

No wonder why my family celebrated St Patrick's Day:


The Wikipedia biography of St. Patrick:

The history of St. Patrick's Day:

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