It’s Equinox Day – St. Patrick’s Day – and . . .

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  And Happy Equinox Day!

What does that mean?  A Irish celebration and 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.

Equinox also signals Easter.  How?  Easter holiday dates change every year because Easter falls on the first Friday after the full moon.  Our full moon will be March 29 and the first Friday will be April 2nd, Easter.

St. Patrick’s day was originally a Roman Catholic holiday in recognition of a patron saint called . . . you guessed it . . . Saint Patrick.  Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish raiders from whom he escaped and returned to Britain.  He became a priest.  In 432, he was sent to Ireland to “save the Irish” and converted many Irish from all classes – royalty, aristrocracy and the poor.  He died on March 17th, 461 AD.

The color was originally blue but changed to green over the years. It is said that St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity using a shamrock.  It’s a public holiday in Ireland, but celebrated in many other countries – Great Britain, Canada, US, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Montserrat. 

And, of course, we feel a change in the air too – Spring is just around the corner – hope you have a great day today!

 

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