Even before the plethora of buttons, pins, and plastic trinkets boasting sayings like “Kiss me I’m Irish,” special proverbs, blessings, and curses marked St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, held on March 17th each year. Here are a few classic quotes about St Patrick’s Day:
Like all saints, Patrick the Saint is revered by devout Christians for his holiness of life. What probably distinguishes him most for people today, however, was his tenacious spirit and adventuresome life.
Parades are one of the oldest, grandest, and most universal forms of celebration in the whole world. Parades in honor of St. Patrick the Saint go back at least to the sixteenth or seventeenth century and are now one of the most recognized features of the celebration.
Though it began as a kind of minor feast day, St. Patrick’s day has become a major religious, cultural, and political celebration the world over.