366 days of gratitude

Why is it that St Patrick is celebrated in the way that others, even Andrew, David and George the saints of Ireland’s neighbours Scotland, Wales and England aren’t?

The celebrations are rarely saintly but often lots of fun.

Today I’m grateful for the excuse to celebrate, even if I’m not going to take the opportunity to do so.

One Response to 366 days of gratitude

  1. Andrei says:

    Why is it that St Patrick is celebrated in the way that others, even Andrew, David and George the saints of Ireland’s neighbours Scotland, Wales and England aren’t?

    Ireland is a Catholic Country while the others are predominantly protestant and thus have an antipathy to celebrating Saints and the festivals

    But don’t the Welsh eat leeks or something on St David’s day and hold parades?

    Both St Patrick (he performed his life’s work in Ireland) and St David (he was born in Wales) are highly associated with their nations whereas St Andrew and St George’s associations with England and Scotland are legendary and both these Saints are Patron saints of other several other Nations besides

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