What Is St. Patrick’s Day?
Today is Saint Patrick’s Day which is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. It is always celebrated on March 17th because that is the recognized death date of the patron saint of Ireland named Saint Patrick.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated for reasons:
- To remember Saint Patrick
- To celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland
- To celebrate the Irish heritage and culture
What Is A Leprechaun?
Simply put, a leprechaun is an Irish fairy. They are little old men who wear a green coat and hat. Not only do they mend shoes, but they are mischief makers! The best part of all about a leprechaun is that they have a pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow. Because leprechauns are magical fairies, they will grant humans three wishes if they are caught so that they will once again be free.
A Little Laughter
Here’s a little St. Patrick’s Day humor…
Finnegan’s wife had been killed in an accident and the police were questioning him.
“Did she say anything before she died?” asked the sergeant.
“She spoke without interruption for about forty years,” said Finnegan.
Kathleen Murphy was standing vigil over her husband’s death bed. As she held his hand, her warm tears ran silently down her face, splashed onto his face, and roused him from his slumber. He looked up and his pale lips began to move slightly. “My darling Kathleen,” he whispered.
“Hush, my love,” she said. “Go back to sleep. Shhh, don’t talk.”
But he was insistent. “Kathleen,” he said in his tired voice. “I have to talk. I have something I must confess to you.”
“There’s nothing to confess,” replied the weeping Kathleen. “It’s all right. Everything’s all right, go to sleep now.”
“No, no. I must die in peace, Kathleen. I slept with your sister, your best friend, and your mother.”
Kathleen mustered a pained smile and stroked his hand. “Hush now Patrick, don’t torment yourself. I know all about it,” she said. “Why do you think I poisoned you?”
It seems that Pat, who was 88 yeas old had been feeling poorly for the past few months. One day his son Seamus convinced him to go see the doctor. After a complete exam, the doctor brought Pat and Seamus into his office.
“I’ve got bad news for Pat. Your heart’s near given out and you’ve only two months to live.”
Pat was stunned, but after a few minutes he turned to his son and said, “I’ve had a good long life and if the Lord wants me then I’ve no complaints. Let’s be off to the Pub where I’m after havin’ a pint with me friends.”
Arriving at the pub a few of his cronies spy Pat. “Ah Patty, how are you feelin’ today”, says one.
“Not good Mike. I’ve been to the doctors and he says I’ve two months to live.”
“What a shame,” says Mike, “and what’s ailin ya?”
“The doctor says I have the aids.”
After a few moments Seamus gets his father alone and says, “Da, it’s not aids that ya have, it’s a heart condition.”
“Sure don’t I know that. I just don’t want them old buggers trying to sleep with your Ma when I’m gone.”
Last, but not least…
Me: Knock, knock!
You: Who’s there?
You: Irish who?
Me: Irish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!