Everyone is Irish on 17th March!




"Well now St. Patrick's Day wouldn't exist if not for the man himself! But how much do we know about him? Did you know that he spent six years of slavery in Ireland until he escaped and undertook religious training abroad? Read more about this great man!

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig is the Gaelic way of expressing a wish that you have all the blessings of St Patrick's Day and the "luck of the Irish" to go with it. There are many humorous explanations for this expression. One comes from the legend of the 'Little People' of the land, know as leprechauns. Finding or catching a leprechaun (who would then give you gold) was a lucky event that could only take place in Ireland ! The Irish are descendants of great Celtic and Viking fighters and invaders. Their natural fighting skills often ensured survival & hence they became known as the 'lucky' people .a classic case of making your own luck ! But then "The Luck of the Irish" may all be legend.

Saint Patricks Day Parades Worldwide, Irish Pubs all around the globe, Fun Runs, Irish Associations, Irish Music Festivals, Irish Names, Irish Dancing Schools,Irish Music Irish Roots, Irish Festivals,Scottish Highland Games USA & Canada, as well as, Scottish Pipes & Drum Bands.

St Patricks Day is for thinking about our Saint as well as a time to think of loved ones across the water.

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. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins."

Pois é. Dia 17 de Março é o St. Patrick's Day (Dia de São Patrício), feriado comemorado mundialmente como o Irish Day!

No Brasil, a cultura irlandesa não é muito forte.

Mesmo assim, os caras estão presentes. Cara, aliás, que é uma palavra do idioma gaélico (idioma oficial da Irlanda) e significa amigo.

E quem já conheceu um Irish lad sabe que os caras são gente boníssima. Fanfarrões, bem humorados, donos de receitas gastronômicas excelentes e cervejas incríveis como a Guiness, além duma tradição musical fortíssima.

Eu, particularmente, só trago boas recordações dos irlandeses que convivi no London Zoo, como o Old Matt e o Peter, ambos de Cork, interior da Irlanda.



E na Confraria 1516 vai ter comemorações do St. Patrick's Day em Maringá! É só chegar de verde lá (como manda a velha tradição) e ganhar uma Green Beer.

Bacana, né? Mas o que deveria rolar mesmo é promoção na Guiness! Isso sim que é cerveja.

7 comentários:

prisci disse...

Demais! Essa Confraria não decepciona não é? Sempre nos trazendo boas recordações da Europa!

De verde lá estarei!

fosforos disse...

No Brasil já tão comemorando antes!o Brasil só pensa em festa hehehe

fosforos disse...

No Brasil já tão comemorando antes!o Brasil só pensa em festa hehehe

Bruno Vicentini disse...

bugger off! you bastards, bugger off! (fuck you!) bugger off, you bastards, bugger off! like a herd of bloody swine that refuse to leave the trough! you'll get no more this evening so you bastards bugger off!

o/

Rafael Zanatta disse...

Ou rapaziada, vamos armar de irmos todos lá Quarta-feira? :)

prisci disse...

De verde!!

fosforos disse...

Eu to pronto!

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