Sunday, 17 March 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day.  It celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and St Patrick is recognised as the Patron Saint of Ireland. 

He is reputed to have rid Ireland of snakes.

You can find out more on these websites: Wikipedia  or St. Patricks Day

Around the world there are parades to celebrate the day.   There is a big parade in New York where the day is often referred to as Paddy's Day.  I have never heard this expression in the UK!

Green ribbons and shamrocks are associated with today.  Here's some more information about Shamrocks.   I searched on Google Images and found these:

I've also put some images onto my Pinterest board.

Here's a free download of printables to use for anything related to St. Patrick's Day.

And here is a March Reminder Sheet so you can see what you have done and what is to come.

Art Challenge:
Use heart shapes to make shamrocks and then make an interesting layout or art journal page.  Or just use heart shapes.

You could use one of these quotes if you wish
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
St Patrick

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time, a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic." Adrienne Cook
I believe in the sun when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in God even when He is silent."
Irish Saying

Don't forget to link any of your art or a blog post using the linky below.