Paint Me A Green River

 

Every year the Chicago River in Chicago, IL gets a bright green hue  thanks to a large amount of green dye that is added to the  Great Lake tributary.
Every year the Chicago River in Chicago, IL gets a bright green hue thanks to a large amount of green dye that is added to the Great Lake tributary.

St. Patrick’s Day

Today, is the 17th of March, better known as St. Patrick’s Day. Here in Montana I got the day off, though not because my employers love the popular saint from the Emerald Isle. I got the day off because it snowed. It was only an inch, but that was enough to keep my crew that worked at the local landfill from fulfilling our duties on this beloved holiday. So it’s off to a local pub for some green beer and a chance to get lucky on a keno machine. Hope everyone out there has a good time also.

Clip art celebrating St. Patty's Day
Clip art celebrating St. Patty’s Day

A Few Images To Get Your Prurient Interest Going

No joyous holiday would be complete without a few provocative images of  people out celebrating and having a good time. Here are few that I found on the web. Enjoy the holiday.

March 17 in Dublin is a fun time for all
March 17 in Dublin is a fun time for all
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 

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Brief History of St. Patrick Day

Irish Clover
An Seamrog is e seamair Eireannach

Today is Saint Patrick Day, which is a feast day that celebrates his memory and is observed on the day of his death, sometime in the fifth century. Although born in Britain and/or Wales, most of his life is associated with Ireland and the Christian Church.

Croagh Patrick is a mountain in Ireland

Croagh Mountain is a coastal mountain in Ireland, where it is believed the popular saint fasted for forty days during Lent. Currently, pilgrims gather at the summit on the last Sunday of July to honor the Irish Saint. The mountain is located in County Mayo and is just over 2500 feet high. The chapel at the summit is referred to as the Croagh Patrick Oratory. By the way the gaelic word, croagh, is similar to the English stack.

 

Slemish in County Antrim as seen from Buckna. Photo by Albert Bridge.
Slemish in County Antrim as seen from Buckna. Photo by Albert Bridge.

Saint Patrick first came to Ireland after being captured by raiders. It is believed he spent his first six years on the island herding sheep near a place called slemish. During this time he was able to learn the Gaelic language.

 

Happy St Patrick's Day
Happy St Patrick's Day

So long for know. Happy St. Patrick’s day.