Yes its that time again! :cheers:
Who would have actually known it was St. Patricks day if it were not for me?
Its a time of drink, madness and hang overs of unmatched proportion! I know that I will have one hell of a celebration tonight, but will anyone else raise a glass full of alcohal in honor of this excuse to raise a glass of such a beverage? :beer:
:cheers: to you, I have Irish blood in me somewhere down back through the family :drink:
Aren't we suppose to wear green or suffer getting smacked by a shovel?
I don't drink....and I always dread St. Patricks Day cuz mom always makes cornbeef and cabbage (;r). I hate that stuff!! I have alot of Irish blood in me btw.
Skt. Patricks day? hmm, heard of that long ago... what was it about? :p
7th March 2003
:dread: on me!
[color=darkred]I would have never known if you did not tell me[/color][color=green] Happy St. Paddys Day.[/color]
i heard about it in 5th grade... omg, what a long time ago
weirdal = new ptaq()
2nd September 2003
Happy St Patricks day, though I can't remember much about it :uhm:
young Obi-Wani heard about it in 5th grade... omg, what a long time ago
Is that some kind of a joke? You mean to tell me youve never even heard of St. Patricks day? Well let me educate ya!
The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.
Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he became closer to God.
He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity.
His wishes were to return to Ireland, to convert the native pagans to Christianity. But his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. But two years later, Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier, was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland.
Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since. And its the best holiday there is, so pints all around! Drink and be merry :cheers: and Eireann go Brach(Ireland Forever)!