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.

11 comments:

  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

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

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

    Have a great weekend!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/03/how-i-saved-enough-money-to-fill-my-gas-tank-up-again/

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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

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