Happy St. Patrick's ☘️ Day

Happy St. Patrick's ☘️ Day!

May you have a blissful and prosperous celebration of this day.
I am wishing you the luck of shamrock and the blessings of leprechauns.
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. 'the Day of the Festival of Patrick'), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilís, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, especially amongst Irish diaspora. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. However, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick's Day celebrations for having become too commercialised and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish people.
Source: Saint Patrick's Day - Wikipedia

Irish Blessings

  • As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
  • For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
  • May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.
  • May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble be always a stranger to you.
  • May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch to your door, and happiness be your guest today and evermore.
  • May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.
  • May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back.
  • May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
  • May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
  • May you always find three welcomes in life: in a garden during summer, at hearth during winter, and in the hearts of friends throughout all your years.
  • May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door.
  • May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace.
  • May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

Irish Proverbs

  • A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
  • A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.
  • Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice.
  • Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.
  • There is luck in leisure.
  • There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Quotes

  • All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy. — Spike Milligan
  • Don’t throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up. — Tim O’Brien
  • Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. — Brian O’Driscoll
  • Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter the roads and accommodations. — Oliver Goldsmith
  • The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. — W.B. Yeats
  • There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. — Oscar Wilde

Irish Saying

  • If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!

Irish Toasts

  • Here’s to you and here’s to me, I pray that friends we’ll always be, but if by chance we disagree, the heck with you and here’s to me.
  • May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!