Celebrating all that is Irish: St. Patrick’s, or more fondly known as St. Paddy’s day is finally here!
Every 17th March we are encouraged to wear absolutely anything green. With oversized novelty hats and waving around the ol’ green, white and gold, it’s no wonder a barrage of balloons and a jostling parade are to be found as part of this special day’s festivities.
Enthusiastic about any festival (especially if it involves food) the studio team just had to join in!
Tweet @studiovenues what you got up to this St. Patrick’s Day…
It’s always fun to gather and celebrate together so here are a few little things you may not have known about today (that even we found out recently!)
Life and death
Unlike most celebrations, today doesn’t mark the day of St. Patrick’s birth but rather his death! With roots heavily in Catholicism, it is believed that this is the day he ascended to heaven.
This Saint is Well known for introducing Catholic views into Ireland so it’s no wonder that originally this day was a religious holiday and surprisingly such, it wasn’t always celebrated with a little tipple until 1970 when it became a national holiday. Bottoms up!
St. Patrick wasn’t born in Ireland! Did you have to read that twice? You’re not alone… He was actually believed to have been born in either Scotland or Wales and his first unfortunate experience of Ireland was being sold as a slave there… But don’t worry, his story has a happy ending. Continue reading