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#140469 03/17/04 12:51 PM
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[Linked Image from iciclelight.com]


Have a very happy St. Patrick's day!

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#140470 03/17/04 12:55 PM
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Happy st. Patricks Day to all

#140471 03/17/04 04:39 PM
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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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Hope you all had a great day! I reckon there'll be no shortage of lepricorn sightings after last night! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

[Linked Image from gov.ie]

Ireland photo gallery


[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 03-18-2004).]

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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... [Linked Image]

#140474 03/18/04 10:15 AM
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Here are some of the shots of the huge 25 min fireworks display in Dublin last week

[Linked Image from stpatricksday.ie]

[Linked Image from stpatricksday.ie]

[Linked Image from stpatricksday.ie]

and the parade:

[Linked Image from stpatricksday.ie]

[Linked Image from stpatricksday.ie]


[This message has been edited by djk (edited 03-18-2004).]

#140475 03/18/04 10:18 AM
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#140476 03/18/04 10:38 AM
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what's that day about?

#140477 03/18/04 11:07 AM
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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! [Linked Image]

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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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