Weekly Warm-Up: What’s Up with St. Patrick’s Day?

Next week, the world will celebrate the day of green, shamrocks, and hopefully a little luck—that’s right, Saint Patrick’s Day. Who was St. Patrick? Learn a little about him here. Saint Patrick is one of three patron saints of Ireland, and easily the most well-known. (Ireland’s other patron saints are St. Brigit and St. Columba.) Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in Roman Britain around 390, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: What’s Up with St. Patrick’s Day?

Who Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day?

WORLD Estimates for the size of the “Irish diaspora” vary hugely, from three million to 70 million depending on who is talking. Where are they? (Irish Times) Use our mapping and instructional resources to learn more about the Irish diaspora and push and pull factors involved in such migration. Then, learn a little about St. Patrick’s Day—or should that be St. Maewyn’s Day?—in This Day … Continue reading Who Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day?

#tbt: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Note: We’re kickin’ it old school to celebrate #tbt (throwback Thursday) and digging into the archives. Originally titled “The Troubles,” this piece was posted on March 17th, 2009. Enjoy, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like it’s 2009. The Troubles Today, much of the world will, in one form or another, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The wearing of green, drinking of Irish beverages and the occasional … Continue reading #tbt: Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Today Irish immigrants, their descendants, and many Green Isle enthusiasts around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But not in Ireland: Locals celebrated the traditional religious holiday on Saturday the 15th this year to avoid a conflict with the Christian Holy Week that began yesterday on Palm Sunday. Did you know that the first St.Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March … Continue reading Happy St. Patty’s Day!