Top of the Mornin’ to you,
Venus & Mars is going to be at Celtic Fest this weekend (March 15 and 16, 2014)! We have a booth at Granville street just past Robson so make sure to come say hi.
We packed up all the green things and loaded them into the van. As we did, I realized that I really don’t know anything about St. Patrick’s Day. Oh no!
So I used the all powerful Google. And I will share with you the magical things that I learned.
Did you know?
- St. Patrick is the primary patron saint of Ireland (you probably knew that but I didn’t)
- March 17 is the date of his death (kind of a downer, don’t think about it when you’re drinking green beer)
- St. Patrick’s colour was traditionally blue and not green (we’re all doing it wrong)
- The Shamrock (which has three leaves, not four) is a symbol for the Christian Holy Trinity (or the Pagan Triple Goddess)
- The Shamrock is not the national symbol of Ireland, the Celtic harp is (only country with a musical instrument as their symbol)
I hope you have a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I will leave you with this rad traditional toast to make you sound all deep and eloquent:
“May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below it never fall out.”
ps: This video previews our St. Paddy’s Day window.