St. Pat’s Day a Day Early

March 16, 2013

Well, tomorrow is St Pat’s Day when they say that “All the world is Irish”.
 
The origin of the day is to from the Feast of St. Patrick which originally a religious holiday and now has evolved into a cultural celebration. Celebrated on March 17 each year. St Patrick lived from 385 to 461 A.D.
 
So let’s begin the celebration a bit early. In honor of St. Paddy let me share a few facts and figures about the day with you.
 
Please read to the end and watch the video I made for a little early St. Pat’s Day Fun.
 
But first, did you know that Mexicans and their Irish ancestors both had traditions of earth and sun-worshipping? Another connection of the two people’s is their strong beliefs about family, their love of celebrations and their predominantly Catholic faith.
 
 
Mexicans have their own little people which are called, the hadas and duendas.
 
Both cultures see the past in the present. Both cultures celebrate death as well as the afterlife. Both believe in living today and living life in general to its fullest.
 
Another tidbit is that the name of a Mexican Revolution leader and past president of Mexico was named, Alvaro Obregón.
 
The name “Obregón” came from the Irish name “O'Brien.”
 
OK, enough history for now. Let’s take a cue from our Irish friends and have a little Irish fun.

  • Arlene Cooney

    Happy St. Pat’s to you to Sid – well we are on our way to Ajijic next week finally!!

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