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#140469 - 03/17/04 08:51 AM Happy Patrick's Day!
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Have a very happy St. Patrick's day!

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#140470 - 03/17/04 08:55 AM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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Happy st. Patricks Day to all
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#140471 - 03/17/04 12:39 PM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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djk,

Is today the begining, end or middle of the week long celebration?

BTW: Patrick is the "p" in Jps1006. No Irish blood though, well very little if any.
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#140472 - 03/17/04 10:55 PM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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Hope you all had a great day! I reckon there'll be no shortage of lepricorn sightings after last night!



Ireland photo gallery


[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 03-18-2004).]
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#140473 - 03/17/04 11:30 PM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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I've heard of St. Patricks day from time to time, but I never heard any background about it. I expect a St. Patrick is involved...
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#140474 - 03/18/04 06:15 AM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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Here are some of the shots of the huge 25 min fireworks display in Dublin last week







and the parade:






[This message has been edited by djk (edited 03-18-2004).]
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#140475 - 03/18/04 06:18 AM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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#140476 - 03/18/04 06:38 AM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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what's that day about?
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#140477 - 03/18/04 07:07 AM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland:
http://wilstar.com/holidays/patrick.htm

Other parts of these islands have their saints as well:- St. George (England), St. Andrew (Scotland), and St. David (Wales).

Like the story of St. Patrick and the snakes, there are various myths and stories surrounding them, e.g. St. George is said to have defeated a dragon!
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#140478 - 03/18/04 10:42 PM Re: Happy Patrick's Day!
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Wow, that looks like some party! From Paul's link I just learned that the Irish have been celebrating this saint since the 5th century.
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