St Patrick’s Day, March 17th!

Today is the celebration of the day St. Patrick a missionary, who brought Christianity to Ireland, and was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.

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Madison Nash and Abigail Williams

Happy St. Patricks Day! Today is the celebration of the day St. Patrick a missionary, who brought Christianity to Ireland, and was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. It celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

St. Patrick’s day is very famous and is celebrated throughout the world. Be careful when walking or driving home, since people do tend to party and drink. The Irish however have a Saint Patrick’s feast day, this was already being celebrated by the Irish during Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries.

How do the Students at Granite Hill’s celebrate? “I celebrate by gathering around the table with my family and eat dinner and share memories and laughter together. After the dinner the children watch, Darby O’Gill and the Little People  as the adult’s sit at the dinner table and fellowship. That is how I spend my St. Patrick’s day.” Says Abigail Williams.

Even our teachers celebrate St. Patties day, some wear green and others decorate their classrooms.

Certain religions have different ways of celebrating, Christians attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

St. patricks day is a time to get together and spend time with the ones you love, have fun, and wear green! Clovers otherwise known as shamrocks are also used to celebrate, it is said that St. Patrick used these to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.

Whether you’re Irish or not,this is the time to celebrate. Some people feast, others spend time with their family, some even participate in parades.

How do you celebrate? Do you celebrate with your family like Abigail? Whatever you do we wish you a happy St. Patricks day!