March 11, 2011

Aloha Friday - St. Patrick

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Every Friday (well, ok, almost every Friday) I ask a simple question for you to answer--nothing that requires a lengthy response.

Last week I asked what was the first that came to mind of when you thought of St. Patrick's Day.  Here's the answers I got, in order of most to least...

  • Green (or wearing green) - 5x*
    *more than that if you include green clover or green beer, or green Shamrock cookies.
  • Corned beef and cabbage - 5x (2x with potatoes 1x with carrots mentioned)
  • Shamrocks, clovers, or 4 leaf clovers - 5x (if you count the shamrock cookies)
  • Green beer - 3x
  • Irish Soda Bread - 2x
  • Leprechauns - 2x if you count...
  • Leprachaun, the Movie - 1x
  • Posts of gold - 1x
  • Gold coins - 1x
  • Rainbows - 1x
  • Guiness - 1x
  • Green shamrock cookies - 1x
I was surprised that Ireland or Irish wasn't mentioned (except as part of Irish Soda Bread).  What I wasn't surprised about was that St. Patrick himself, or anything in did or was thought to do, wasn't mentioned.  Until a few years ago I had no idea who he was or why a holiday was named after him.  Turns out he was a fascinating man with a fascinating story.   If you'ld like to learn more about him, there's a great blog post about that here.  But before you read that, please answer my question...

  • What do you know about St. Patrick?

You can answer in the comments.  Thanks!  And, if you would like to join me for a Linky Party celebrating St. Patrick's Day as a religious holiday, I will be posting up a linky at my other blog, Scribbleprints sometime today.


  1. The only thing I knew about St. Patrick was that he was a missionary that was killed on March 17th. :) Now I'm intrigued to find out more! :) Have a great weekend! :)

    Aloha: Weather

  2. I can't say that I know much...

  3. Sorry- I know not a thing. Sorry :)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I am Irish catholic so I know the whole story, he was an incredible man and brilliant the way he described the Holy Trinity using a shamrock.

  5. I'm also Catholic so I know the story.

  6. Not much...Patron Saint of Ireland. I have to wonder if I grew up in Ireland if I would know more though.
    Happy Aloha Friday!

  7. I was raised Catholic so I know the story about St. Patrick -- he was pretty interesting.

  8. I know a bit about him being a christian and using the clover to spread the word

  9. I remember that he was a missionary who was killed during his work.

    If you don't know the truth, you'd never guess why St. Patty's is celebrated, you'd think it was for the rum and green

  10. Everything I know about St. Patrick I learned from Veggie Tales.