St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration which has become known for parties and festivities rather than its cultural Christian origins.
With St. Patrick’s Day also comes the expression “luck of the Irish.” For many people the 17th of March is a reminder of lucky charms such as the four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot and other objects that are held dear because they hold some form of good luck.
Let this Irish luck be of inspiration to you this St. Patrick’s Day however you are celebrating. Best Mediums brings you a guide to the top good luck charms to put into action this St Patrick’s Day! (more…)
Today, 23rd April, is the day that we get to celebrate our Patron Saint of England, Saint George…the legendary dragon slayer. The Patron Saints carry both facts and myths around with them, but like most, we prefer to consider the myths to be true. It makes celebrating the day more meaningful and superior.
Here is some information about Saint George. To start with, there are sources out there suggesting the he wasn’t born an Englishman, just like Saint Patrick wasn’t Irish. Saint George was born into a Christian family around 270 A.D. and later became a Roman soldier in Palestine. With his strong Christian beliefs, it led our honourable hero into some serious trouble. Saint George preached and protested against Emperor Diocletian, his leader, who led Rome’s persecution of Christians. He was later tortured and eventually dragged through the streets to be beheaded. Saint George fought for what he believed in, which is probably why he is so respected today, but when you think of our Patron Saint, what’s the first thing that you think of? Brave? Courageous? Heroic? Or a dragon? (more…)
“Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk, of a day -I-ay-I-ay, I met a little girl and we stopped to talk, of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay, and I ask you, friend, what’s a fella to do, cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue, and I knew right then I’d be takin’ a whirl, round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl”. (Steve Earle, The Galway Girl)
It’s that time of year again, where we see green, dress green as well as dance and sing along to our favourite Irish songs all in the name of one person…Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. The 17th March to some maybe another ordinary day, but to the Irish and to a lot of other people around the world, this day is Saint Patrick’s Day. But who was he? (more…)