Wednesday, March 04, 2015

St. Patrick and His Day

Rock of Cashel/St. Patrick's Rock
County Tipperary, Ireland
Who is this St. Patrick guy and why all the fuss with his day? St. Patrick was a Christian missionary and is known as the Patron Saint of Ireland.  He was originally from Scotland, born in 367 A.D.  When Patrick was sixteen years old he was captured and enslaved by Irish pirates. After six years Patrick was able to escape his captors and eventually made his way back to his family. He then studied for the priesthood and later returned to Ireland as a missionary. Patrick established many churches throughout Ireland and is also credited with several miracles. For example, legend has it that Patrick is responsible for driving the snakes out of Ireland. He has even been credited with resurrecting men from the dead. In addition, St. Patrick is believed to have taught the Irish about the Holy Trinity by using a three leaf shamrock. The leaves of the shamrock represented the Christian teaching of three persons in one God. Interestingly, Patrick has never been formally canonized a Saint by a Pope of the Catholic church. During the first millennium of the Catholic Church, there was no formal canonization process. However, Patrick's name is found in the list of Saints. March 17th commemorates the date of St. Patrick's death. The day is not only a religious holy day, but also celebrated as a cultural holiday by people all around the world. On March 17th the world goes green from Dublin to Tokyo! It goes without saying that just about everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!
Activities include races and marathons, parades, and family gatherings complete with a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, cabbage, and green beer! How fun it would be to have personalized tees for your clan on this special day of celebration. Whether you're Irish or just a wannabe Irishman, Zoey's Attic has the perfect Irish shenanigan shirt for you! Outfit brothers and sisters in our luckiest big brother and luckiest big sister tees or adorable pot of gold sibling set. And, we've got you covered if you need a fun way to announce a lucky little lad or lass will be joining the clan! Mom to be will love wearing a comfortable "lucky charm" or "Irish Blessing" maternity top. There's even a bodysuit with leg warmer set for baby's first St. Patrick's Day and also a papa shirt for the patriarch of the family! Be sure to check out all our S. Patrick's Day shirts and gifts at Zoey's Attic! Then place your order by March 10th with basic shipping for delivery in time for all the St. Patrick's Day festivities! Top of the morning to you... and the rest of the day too!

St. Patrick's Day Shirts and Gifts from Zoey's Attic

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