Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you (especially if you are buying or selling a home right now.)
Interested in some St. Patrick’s Day home decor? Check out Sibcy Cline’s Pinterest board here.
Or, take a peek at green home decor ideas from another Sibcy Cline Pinterest board here.
History of St. Patrick’s Day
March 17th is the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (385-416 AD). The day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, celebrating the arrival of Christianity into Ireland as well as Irish culture. In Ireland, this public holiday involves parades and festivals as well as wearing green clothes or displaying shamrocks.
Saint Patrick was born to a wealthy, Christian Romano-British family. He was kidnapped and enslaved in Ireland when he was 16 years old. Patrick escaped the island, but went back later as a bishop where he converted the Irish to Christianity. He used the shamrock to explain the doctrine of the Trinity.
The green shamrock worn in celebration of the holiday grew to wearing entire outfits of green. “Wearing of the green” means to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing.
Celebrate Locally – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
- Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on March 15, 2014 in downtown Cincinnati at 12 p.m.
- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Fountain Square on March 15, 2014 from 10 am – 10pm. Enjoy live Irish music, Irish food and drink.
- The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati has lots of events going from March 15-17.
- And, of course, on March 17, 2014, you can have a fun day at one of many local Irish pubs: Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Murphy’s Pub, to name just a few.
Celebrate Locally – Dayton
- St. Patrick’s Day at the 2nd Street Market on March 15 starting at 10am – 2pm.
- The United Irish of Dayton is celebrating at the IUE-CWA Local 775 Hall from 3-10pm on March 15, 2014 with Irish dancers.
- On March 17 enjoy celebrating at many local Irish pubs, including the Dublin Pub or Flanagan’s Pub.