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By Nancy Hankin, REALTOR | Broker in Palm Springs, CA

What does St. Patrick’s Day really mean?

Saint Patrick was recognized as the most commonly known patron Saint of Ireland.  Saint Patrick ’s Day is, of course, to honor him but why March 17th?  One theory is that is the day that Saint Patrick, died.

 

In addition to honoring Saint Patrick, the day also is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

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.

On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Today, many dine on corned beef instead of bacon.

 

What facts do you know about St. Patrick’s Day, leave me a comment and let us know?

So I wish all you Irish a mighty fine Saint Patrick's Day, and to those how aren't Irish, but enjoy all the "bells and whistles" associated with this day, a most Happy Saint Paddy's Day as well!

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