Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

May peace and plenty bless your world
The red-haired, green-clothed Leprechaun is commonly associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The original Irish name for these figures of folklore is “lobaircin,” meaning “small-bodied fellow.” Belief in leprechauns likely stems from Celtic belief in fairies— tiny men and women who could use their magical powers to serve good or evil. In Celtic folktales, leprechauns were cranky souls, responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies.

Paddy, the Leprechaun 

There are many misconceptions about the Saint and Patron of Ireland. He was actually born in Great Britain. Shamrocks were considered the first sign of spring and did not have anything to do with luck. The meal that became a St. Patrick’s Day staple across the country—corned beef and cabbage—was an American innovation. While ham and cabbage were eaten in Ireland, corned beef offered a cheaper substitute for impoverished immigrants.

The Cutest little Pub I have seen. A must-visit for sure.
Green beer is the delicious treat that many drink (and drink and drink) on Saint Patrick's Day. But the most colorful beer is not an Irish tradition: it's an American-born innovation that requires a lot of moxie and a little blue food coloring.
There you go a few things maybe you did not know and thought were Irish and are not. Regardless, I hope you enjoy yourself and keep that distance. Listen to music or come and visit this cool Irish Pub in Second Life called The Green Raven Nest.

A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds,
And a word more lasting than the wealth of the world.

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