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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

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I wish you all Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. And to feel the complete spirit of the holiday, I offer something about Saint Patrick, history, good graphics, Irish proverbs, sayings. I like this one – “Never take advice without a woman’s guidance”. St. Patrick (Patrick, Patricius, Padraig, Patraic, Cothraige) is Irish saint and folkloric hero. It is interesting that no contemporary author from the fifth century C.E. mentions this name, for that is when the great St. Patrick was said to have been converting Ireland; Gildas and Bede, two important historians of the era, make no reference to a man named Patrick, which has caused some commentators to doubt that he ever existed. Although that is a minority opinion, most writers agree that folkloric and mythological motifs gathered around a historic figure, so that anything written about Patrick must be viewed with great caution in terms of its historicity.

St. Patrick's Day symbol

St. Patrick’s Day symbol

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

Saint Patrick, c. 387 – 17 March, 493 or c 460

Saint Patrick, c. 387 – 17 March, 493 or c 460

Saint Patrick, c. 387 – 17 March, 493 or c 460 was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognized patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17, the date of Patrick’s death. It is celebrated both in and outside of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world.

Slemish mountain County Antrim

Slemish mountain County Antrim

Slemish, County Antrim, where Patrick is said to have worked as a shepherd while a slave.

Saint Patrick's grave Downpatrick

Saint Patrick’s grave Downpatrick

The reputed burial place of St. Patrick in Downpatrick. And the saying – “If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself”.

St Patrick's Cathedral New York

St Patrick’s Cathedral New York

Irish proverbs:

Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.

A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.

Three things come without asking: fear, jealousy, and love.

A man dressed as St Patrick poses for pictures as Sydney Opera House is lit with green lights during St Patrick's Day celebrations in central Sydney March 17, 2010

A man dressed as St Patrick poses for pictures as Sydney Opera House is lit with green lights during St Patrick’s Day celebrations in central Sydney March 17, 2010

Marriages are all happy. It’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.

What butter and whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.

Everyone praises his native land.

icon of St Patrick

icon of St Patrick

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

A lie travels further than the truth.

If you want an audience start a fight.

People enjoy the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland

People enjoy the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland

The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried.

Necessity knows no law.

A fool’s money is not long in his pocket.

People enjoy the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland

People enjoy the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland

Beware of the anger of a patient man.

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.

“Is minic a bhris beal duine a shron.”
It’s often a person’s mouth breaks his nose.

St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday March 17, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people will mark the national day at more than 180 events in towns and villages across the country

St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday March 17, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people will mark the national day at more than 180 events in towns and villages across the country

Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.

A change of work is as good as a rest.

“Is beo duine gan a chairde ach ni beo duine gan a phiopa.”
One may live without one’s friends, but not without one’s pipe.

St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday March 17, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people will mark the national day at more than 180 events in towns and villages across the country

St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday March 17, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people will mark the national day at more than 180 events in towns and villages across the country

Saint Patrick dishes:

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick dishes

Saint Patrick beer

Saint Patrick beer

Saint Patrick treats

Saint Patrick treats

Saint Patrick’s Day vintage cards:

Saint Patrick's Day vintage card

Saint Patrick’s Day vintage card

Saint Patrick's Day vintage card

Saint Patrick’s Day vintage card

Saint Patrick's Day vintage card

Saint Patrick’s Day vintage card

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

sources:
www.irish-sayings.com
www.ireland-fun-facts.com/