Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day – Celebrating the Green!

St. Patrick is believed to have driven the snakes from Ireland. Once a pagan himself, St. Patrick is one of Christianity's most widely known figures.

The modern secular holiday is based on the original Christian saint's feast day also thought to be the date of the saint's death. In 1737, Irish immigrants to the United States began observing the holiday publicly in Boston and held the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City in 1766.

Today, the tradition continues with people from all walks and heritages by wearing green, eating Irish food, and attending parades. St. Patrick's Day is bursting with folklore; from the shamrock to the leprechaun and to pinching those that are not wearing green.

Featured in this blog entry is the Walt Disney Classics Collection release from the It's a Small World Series, the two-piece Irish Lad and Harp released in January, 2005.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

1 comment:

Herc said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. Enjoy the day. Too bad it's on a Monday. We had our Irish corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes last night with leftovers tonight being is a work day and all.
Glad to see that WDCC is represented with our little Irish boy with harp. Always nice to decorate with some WDCC.