Happy St. Patrick's Day! | Tarreyn Land: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I hope you all have fun plans to celebrate whether it's bar-fulls of green beer or staying in with some grasshopper pie! Today I have for you a hodge-podge of Irish and St. Patty's affiliated fun!
What's It All About?
Love whiskey and pinching people, but curious about the actual history of the holiday? Time magazine has a great little brief history and slideshow here! You'll learn lots of interesting facts (including that the first St. Patty's parade wasn't even in Ireland! Wow!)
Irish Blessings
Those Irish have a way with words! Here are some Irish blessings and wishes for you to take with you on your way today!
Old Irish Blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, 
May God hold you in the palm of his hand. 
Wish for a Friend:
Wishing you a rainbow for sunlight after showers -
Miles and miles of Irish smiles for golden happy hours -
Shamrocks at your doorway for luck and laughter too, 
And a host of friends that never ends 
Each day your whole life through!
Celtic Blessing:
May the blessing of light be on you -
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire. 

Jam Out!
For today, I have put together a playlist on Spotify that is made up of all Irish bands and musicians to celebrate their homeland, and some super classic Irish songs!

Hope you like these findings and have a fantastic and festive St. Patrick's Day!

No comments:

Post a Comment