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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

OK... So Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Who can tell everybody the story behind this great day of drinking and green???






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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 06:50 AM
 
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Happy St. Patties Day, i'm Italian but will drink one anyway.
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I will wish you greetings for the day...but being 1st generation American from Scotland...I ain't drinkin' no green beer.
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I will wish you greetings for the day...but being 1st generation American from Scotland...I ain't drinkin' no green beer.
Green beer here in the states is a waste anyway, it bud light with food coloring. If you can your hands some Smithies stout, now thats real green beer from ingredents not food coloring. Good luck finding it tho. Only real Irish pubs have it and it is like 7-8 bucks a bottle.
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Don't know the story but, Happy St. Patty's Day!


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Luck of the Irish to all. Now show me to my green beer!
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Hows this;

The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn.

When he was 16, he was sold into slavery to Ireland where he was a shepherd for 6 years. While in captivity he studied and turned to religion. He escaped slavery and later returned to Ireland as a missionary, determined to convert Ireland to Christianity. He used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.

Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.

His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional symbol of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The holiday, March 17th, is marked by parades in cities across the United States. The largest of these, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year. In Ireland, it is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.

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I typically enjoy Cinco de Mayo more, but I'm wearing my green, and I'm getting ****ty tonight.
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Green beer here in the states is a waste anyway, it bud light with food coloring. If you can your hands some Smithies stout, now thats real green beer from ingredents not food coloring. Good luck finding it tho. Only real Irish pubs have it and it is like 7-8 bucks a bottle.
Amen to that Twisty. I hate Bud Light and Bud - Missouri Piss Water. I just stick with Guiness and Killians today thank you - that is at least beer with Irish intent.

Have a wee good St. Patty's day there lassies and laddies - and lassies don't be afraid to free those wee little pups when you are wasted this evening.. It would be mighty kind of ye...
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Good story there Jeeps... you knowledge is almost as large as your age...




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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!
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Dont care about the story, but it just seems like a good reason to be green and have a few beers. None of that green food coloring bull$h!t though. Either Guiness or Killians for me.
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Happy Green Day !! oh wait, thats a band..nevermind
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I almost forgot to drink some green beer today.
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the beer will not be forgotten.. im gonna go in to work late..lol
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I almost forgot to drink some green beer today.
There was 1 can left in the vending machine at work.... I GOT IT!!
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469.. Sweet and a big happy FU too...

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Well all I can say is it was a good one - other than the fact I am MAJORLY in the doghouse now.. Had a few too many stayed out way too late and I am paying for it physically and otherwise today..
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