St. Patrick’s Day Wall Hanging? This pattern was designed by Joan Ford on Bernina’s WeAllSew.com. We found it here on jenniferbeckstrand.com. Ireland’s main holiday, March 17, is very important to the Irish and their rich culture. On this date, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated – in honor of the country’s patron saint. He is known for having brought the Catholic religion to the country.
St. Patrick’s Day Wall Hanging
The date is one of the most important of the year and has spread among Irish descendants around the world. The celebration materializes in one of the most traditional festivals in the region, which annually attracts thousands of tourists willing to get into the green spirit.
Behind all this celebration, there is a lot of tradition and history. That is why we prepared this article for you to know a little more about St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy the date – which is also celebrated in Brazil. Enjoy your reading.
Who was St. Patrick?
There is a lot of history about Saint Patrick. What is known is that he was born in Great Britain in the late 4th century, and until he was 16 years old he considered himself a pagan. At that time, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery by the Irish. He is believed to have died on March 17, 461.
During the time he was enslaved – about 6 years – he began to turn to God. After he managed to escape capture, he went to study in a monastery for 12 years. During this phase of his life, he discovered that his vocation was to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity.
St. Patrick then went to several monasteries and was successful in his mission. The Celtic Druids did not like his attitude and tried to arrest him several times, but he always escaped. After spending 30 years being a missionary in Ireland, he went to County Down and remained there until his death.
Patrick’s image is not only valued for its historical details. His great triumph lies in being able to return to his home country after the period of slavery, with the goal of transmitting God’s message.
What is St. Patrick’s Day?
March 17 was chosen as St. Patrick’s Day because it is the date of death of the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish also use the occasion to celebrate all the local culture and beliefs.
Several countries celebrate the date, especially those with a history of Irish immigration. In Ireland, the holiday has a lot of street parties and traditional music parades. People take advantage of the holiday to drink lots of green beer – or green beer, the color symbol of the celebrations.
Other places that also have festivities are the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Argentina and Brazil. In Boston, the Americans promote one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the world, gathering thousands of people throughout the celebration.
What are the symbols of the celebration?
Among the main symbols of St. Patrick’s Day are the three-leaf clover, the leprechaun, and the Celtic cross. Understand more about them below.
It is believed that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a symbol to represent the holy trinity and preach it to the Celtic pagans. The plant was also considered sacred in Ancient Ireland, as it indicated the beginning of spring.
During the 16th century, as the English confiscated Irish land and developed laws against the language and practice of Catholicism, the shamrock became a symbol of the emerging Irish nationalism.
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