St. Patrick's Day is Monday!!! But first, who was St. Patrick and why do we celebrate him? St. Patrick is the patron of Ireland and lived between 387 - 461 A.D. St. Patrick (for obvious reasons) is one of the world's most popular saints; every year on March 17 the entire world becomes Irish. "As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken from England (his birthplace) to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain, where he reunited with his family. Then, he had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him, 'We beg you, holy youth. to come and walk among us once more.' At this he began his studies for the priesthood. Patrick returned to Ireland, preaching and converting all of Ireland for over 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling, and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461." We drink beer in honor of him...because that's what the Irish do. We use the symbol of a Shamrock (and color green) because Patrick used it to explain the Trinity, and it has been associated with him and the Irish since his time.
So, with all of that being said here is my St. Patty's Day FIVE ON FRIDAY edition.
The Story of Saint Patrick's Day. Love this book for Wake because it comes in hardback, talks about the fun elements of St. Patrick's Day (shamrocks, leprechauns, etc...) and then also gives a short biography of St. Patrick's life (slave, missionary, teacher, etc...).
Lucky Charm Hat for Baby. TOO CUTE! Not only is W my own personal Lucky Charm, but this is a great hat for him to have/wear on St. Patty's Day AND all summer.
Free St. Patrick's Day Printable. This website has THE cutest free printables! They come in a multitude of different color combinations and there is no limit to how many you can print. What a cheap, easy and chic addition to your St. Patty's decor!!
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And lastly, what is more important that looking fabulous; nothing! Whether staying at home or hitting up Savannah for the parade, here are the most amazing/festive looking accessories & clothes to make your St. Patty's day a fashionable success (really they are just my personal faves). And the greatest thing...#s 4, 6, and 8 are 30% off right now!!
Have a great weekend y'all!
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