March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patricks Day!


Hope among all the frivolity you have a fashionable day.
Do you know what the story is behind St. Paddy's day? Here it is is a nut shell, however there is a lot more to the story.


Patrick was a Roman who was captured by Irish Raiders while all the soldiers were off fighting for Rome. He was around 16, and was sold into slavery in Ireland which was ruled by the Druids, where he stayed for 6 years. He found a way to escape, and he went back to Briton. He Became a priest, and then in his 40s when he was ordained he went back to try and help others that were still in slavery, and the slave masters by teaching them Christianity. He used the 3 leaf clover as a symbol for the trinity, thus its popularity today.


This a very dumb down verison you can find more on the History and other Trivia below:

History.com, History
Traditions
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