Thursday, March 15, 2018

FFF: Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2018

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.

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May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May happiness often enter your gate and stay very late.
May pleasure walk with you;
May luck smile upon you; and
May joy be at home in your heart.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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I hope I'm not the only man of Irish descent who loathes that sort of snivelling sentimentality.

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 16, 2018 9:08:09 AM