You don’t *have* to be Irish to enjoy this day – happy St Patrick’s Day!
Make sure you are wearing something green or you may get pinched… then again you might like getting pinched – snort LOL. I think daddy has his lucky green Irish shirt out to wear today and mom is wearing her green Irish socks. I think they are safe. I think they need to put my green vest on so I can be festive as well. Perhaps mom will get camera happy and take a picture for later on for every one.
I’ve got some St Patrick day facts for you – how many did you know?
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.
Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock. Did you know that mom and dad have been to restaurants on this date where the sweet tea is green! Shocking huh? But the bigger shocker is that the actual color of St Patrick’s Day is blue. Green became associated with St Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.
Popular Irish toats on St Patrick’s Day include, “May the roof above us never fall and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”
St Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.
In Chicago on St Patrick’s Day, the rivers are dyed green.
In Seattle on St Patrick’s Day, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.
Savannah, Georgia is the second biggest parade party for St Patricks day. Savannah holds a special place in my heart as well as my parents. Did you know that mom and dad adopted me from a little town about 80 miles from Savannah called Broxton. Small world huh?
Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal for young and old, was created in 1963 with it’s popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Do you remember the tune?
Hearts, Stars and Horseshoes – Clover and Blue Moons – Pots of gold and rainbows – And the red balloon. That’s the luck of me lucky charms! Their magically delicious!
03/17/2014 at 2:36 am
Great St Pattys Day info Bacon and make sure you have your green on.
03/17/2014 at 6:49 am
Most definitely. Then again i might like getting pinched 😉 XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 4:00 am
Happy St Patrick’s Bacon!!
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
03/17/2014 at 6:49 am
Back at you my friends!! XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 5:53 am
They were interesting facts Bacon. Brixton sounds like an interesting little town. 🙂
03/17/2014 at 6:06 am
Oh what fun info – thanks Cousin! Hope you and your family have a TOP OF THE MORNING and TOP OF THE WHOLE DAY on this St. Piggy (oops) St. Patty’s Day!
Hugs, Sammy O’Kimmell
03/17/2014 at 6:50 am
I like that! St Piggys day. I wonder if I can get away with that all day? XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
03/17/2014 at 6:44 am
Have a marvellous Monday Bacon and Happy St Patrick’s Day to you and all your family.
Best wishes Molly
03/17/2014 at 6:51 am
You too my friends!! XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 7:55 am
Home again home again jiggity jig sweet Bacon and happy St Pats day to you sweet friend 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xxx
03/17/2014 at 9:19 am
aaww top of the morning to ya as well my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 9:15 pm
Heheheheheh hugs Fozziemum xxx
Reilly & Denny
03/17/2014 at 9:26 am
I think every one suddenly discovers they have some Irish in them on St Patricks Day – have a hoof stompin day Bacon
03/17/2014 at 10:04 am
Oh yes. I think it calls for a little piggy jig later when mom gets back home from the worky place. A pig never stops earning his keep, does he? snorts. XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 9:55 am
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
03/17/2014 at 10:04 am
Back at you my sweet dear friend! XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 10:21 am
The actual color is blue? Oh boy, were can I buy a blue frog-costume?
May those who love us,
And those who do not love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.
Happy St. Patricks Day, brother!
03/17/2014 at 11:45 am
Snorts and double snorts brother – well done! XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 2:04 pm
Yow Bacon we not nos any of diz about St Paddy’z Day n we phank ya fer da factz!!
Me lubz da fact da color waz acshully BLUE!!!! 😉
May da road alwayz bee smooth n our lub alwayz pure!
Lub Nylablue xxxx
03/17/2014 at 2:48 pm
aaww – what a great and wonderful sentiment my love. XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 3:37 pm
Happy St Paddy’s day!!
03/17/2014 at 3:58 pm
Happy St. CATrick’s Day, sweetie! Hope you have a wonderful time! 😀 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino
03/17/2014 at 5:58 pm
Happy St Paddy’s Day Bacon.
03/18/2014 at 8:24 am
You too my sweet dear friend!! XOXO – Bacon
03/17/2014 at 9:38 pm
~~head rubz~~ fer me sweet Bacon ❤
Lub Nylablue xxx