The Wearing of the Green

On St. Patrick's Day Everyone's Irish. (Steiff Teddy Bears.) POTD

Well, I guess it’s almost mandatory to mention St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick is actually a rather confusing figure. He didn’t drive the snakes out of Ireland after all, since there weren’t any there to begin with! He wasn’t even born Catholic or born in Ireland but was taken to Ireland as a slave when he was around 16. Although it’s a nice story, there’s no proof that he ever used a clover to teach about the Holy Trinity. Probably there’s no proof that he didn’t either, so the story lives on.

No one is sure of St. Patrick’s birthdate but apparently there was a fight over who should have possession of his body after his death. Many scholars today even think that St. Patrick may have actually been a combination of two people. As I see it, if that were the case, why fight over his body. Each group could have had one.

Anyway, Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t drink too much green beer or eat too much corned beef and cabbage.