понедельник, 14 марта 2011 г.
March 17 – St. Partick’s Day
March 17 - Day of Remembrance for the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (St. Patrick's Day). St. Patrick is said to have brought Christianity to the pagan island and drove all the snakes. In honor of St. Patrick's Day parade is arranged with songs and dances, Irish beer flows like water. March 17 - a holiday not only the Irish saint, but the Irish soul.
This festival has outgrown national borders and become a sort of an international day of Ireland. In various cities around the world - in New York, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Bright processions, parades and gulyanbya people dressed in green (the national color of Ireland), visible everywhere where there are Irish. In a buttonhole on this day pass through the clover, the symbol of Ireland and good luck.
The name of St. Patrick's connected many legends, for example, that he with the help of three-sheeted clover to explain to people the concept of the Holy Trinity. "Just as the three leaves can grow from one stem, so God can be one in three persons" - that phrase has become the holy textbook.
In Ireland there is a tradition to attach to clothes shamrock, a symbol of the cross, the color of Catholicism, and the symbolic color of the most "emerald country." Traditionally, in the St. Patrick's Day parades are held. On the streets out people dressed in extravagant costumes, and also brass bands, which can not do without the famous bagpipes. Popular rumor says that this tradition was born in Ireland.