Today we had lovely little St Patrick’s Day celebration in class. Sam Plismsoll’s mum, Mrs. Lisa Mehling, who is our class parent, sent us some lovely shamrock cookies and stickers. She also provided us with some information regarding the traditions and history of St. Patrick so that we would actually know why St Patrick’s is celebrated.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, and the true meaning si to honor and celebrate St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this days as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in teh afternoon with dancing, drinking and feasting – on the traditional meal of irish bacon and cabbage.
St Patrick’s Day is now associated with everything Irish, from the color green to shamrocks, good luck to Guinness! However, the color of St. Patrick is actually blue.
Thank you Mrs. Mehling, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, everyone!