While the big Saint Patrick’s Day parades were last weekend, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy and reflect on the Irish holiday if you live in our Seramonte Hamden rental apartments. For instance, while Saint Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated in the United States, few people know much about it.
St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish public holiday celebrated as a national day in honor of Saint Patrick for bringing Christianity to the Irish. In America, it is a secular celebration originally put on by Irish immigrants to honor the homeland and has evolved into a time to enjoy Irish culture in general on March 17. It’s a fun day which has been celebrated on the North American continent since the time of the thirteen colonies. It’s a day marked by feasting, drinking and “the wearing of the green.” Originally, “the wearing of the green” meant to wear a shamrock (pin) on one’s clothing, but this tradition has evolved into wearing green clothing of any kind on that day. The concept of “the wearing of the green” is an anonymously penned Irish street ballad dating back to 1798, in which time wearing a shamrock was a sign of rebellion. (more…)