I wish a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all. This year I actually got to do a St Paddy’s day themed performance along with my acoustic duo, Two Spies, albeit a few days shy of the holiday. Read on to check out the images from the day.
I don’t often dress the part but this year I did manage to wear a green tie. I had a green vest and kerchief, but I couldn’t bring myself to go that far. We actually managed to get in not one but two Irish tunes. I’ve posted the one below here before, but what the hay? Here is it again.
Here’s a bit from ye ole Wikipedia on the holiday.
Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
You’ll note that even though the church restriction on drinking alcohol is lifted for the day, nowhere does it mention getting shit faced on green beer. Not to sound preachy, but act like you have some sense, won’t you?