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Show your GREEN & Happy St. Patricks Day

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 16th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Paddy’s Day.

Or, St. Patty’s Day.

No matter how it’s written or pronounced, the feast of Saint Patrick, this year falling on Saturday, is a commemortation of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

For folks in Canada, it’s a time to hoist a few cool ones while wearing as much green as possible.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish Culture in general.

The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

In Nelson and area there will be plenty a tossing of a pint of Guinness.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as Newfoundland and Labrador.

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world.

So wear your green and have a great St. Patrick’s Day.

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