Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody!

Today, everybody's Irish, and a stranger's a friend you haven't met yet!  On this proud day, paraders march in cities proudly waving their green and orange, Guiness, Kilkenny and Harp are poured by the pint to happy pub patrons, and all of us feel a little lucky on this proud day we celebrate everything the Irish and Celtic traditions have to offer.

St. Patrick's Day was celebrated as far back as the 1600s, honouring the patron saint of Ireland.  Little is known of St. Patrick's history, although he is celebrated for his efforts in the teachings of Christianity, using the shamrock to explain the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.  Although more successful missions had passed after the days of St. Patrick, he is still held in esteem as the 'principal champion' of Irish Christianity.  The fantastic creatures we hear of - leprechauns, faeries, a pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow - are all derived from the Irish mythology and folklore of Tuatha De Danann.  There's a little history lesson for you!

So raise a glass of green beer to a man who helped define the culture of the Emerald Isle this evening at your favourite pub, and check out these fantastic finds on Etsy to keep a little 'luck o' the Irish!'

Green earrings, no. 2,

Claddagh Engraved Olive Wood Pen,

 Green Adventurine Wood Sprial necklace and earring set,

Four Leaf Clover Fingerless Glover,

Irish Celtic Knot Stained Glass,

Jade Chiffon shoe clips,

Kiss Me I'm Irish,

Lady Baltimore textured green travel bag,

Young Irish Dancer illustration,

Lucky Charms wristlet,

Rainbow Day bracelet,


Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the feature of my shoe clips Cassandra! i love it

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting my Celtic Knot. What an honor!! Happy St Paddys!

Smashing Glass

Anonymous said...

I love your blog Cassandra. Everything Irish here, but especially Irish Celtic Knot Stained Glass and Young Irish Dancer illustration. And thank you for including my Irish fingerless gloves.


CinLynn Boutique said...

Wow!! Very nice blog feature! Thanks for including my necklace set!!

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