Stories and Thoughts

March 17, 2009

Saint Patrick? Do you know who is he?

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by those of Irish descent and increasingly by non-Irish people (usually in New Zealand, Australia, and North America). Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the colour green.
Both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green, eating Irish food and/or green foods, imbibing Irish drink (such as Irish stout, Irish Whiskey or Irish Cream) and attending parades.

How would I celebrate it?

I wasn’t aware of such celebration earlier as I’m not Christian myself. However, colleagues of mine invited me to join them for drinking session at Fennigans KL later tonight, being told that there’ll be “Green beer” served. Interesting isn’t it? Hope I won’t get cheated lo. :)

Do you celebrate this day? Let’s share it!!!


Sam said...

I don't know much about St. Patrick's Day either - but I know I've been hearing about shamrocks for the past few days. That's about the extent of my knowledge of Patty's Day.

Green beer sounds fun! Take pictures! :P

[SK] said...

hmmm, all i know about this guy is from St Patrick's Day only.. a public holiday in Ireland where the Irish drink lots of beers.. that's it.. hehe :p

TZ said...

I know St. Patrick day is a holiday in US and Canada too.... so you are going to try the green beer ... *Two Thumbs Up*

Twilight Zone said...

Yeah like what TZ said it's widely celebrated in US & Canada. My college used to decorate the walls and ceilings with green stuffs. My lecturers who wore green were Irish descendants which are plenty in US. So wear something green tonight like a hat and get drunk boy! Camwhore please!

Danny said...

all green huh? u go as green bean

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Sam: Yeah, hopefully it won't dissapoint me lo. Hope can snap some pictures also.

SK: Yes yes, a lot of beers. Hopefully not too much for me tonight, don't wanna get beer tummy le.

TZ: I'll sure go for the green beer if there's any.

Twilight Zone: I'm with GREEN shirt today. Green Hat? Not auspicious ler. Get drunk and camwhore? Then probably would be some naughty photos, hehe.

Danny: Green apple is better to describe me lor. Rounded!!! Hehe

JD Cole said...

i tot st.patrick is homo ;P


*Anton* said...

Drink lots....and your puke will be greenish too! :P lolz

Happy St. Patrick's Day, if only for the sake of happy boozing! :P ^_^


Medie007 said...

tday's st patrick's??

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

JD Cole: Is he? Wow, that's interesting.

Anton: Had 2 rounds of drink. 1st at KL and the 2nd round at Bangsar. So tired lo, but had fun la. The green beer tasted weird.

Medie007: Yeap!!! :)

fufu said...

green beer?? german beer or what?