Happy St. Patrick's Day!

7:05 AM Elephant & Chick 0 Comments

St. Patrick's Day has always been a fun holiday for me.  Growing up I remember opening my lunch in Elementary School and my mom had packed for me Granny Smith green apples, some kind of green dessert, and to top it off-green bread (no! not moldy! but did you know you buy bread that has been colored green?!) for my sandwich.  It only happened once a year and I loved it and always looked forward to it.

But why green?  I know we have usually associated the color green with Ireland already, but why?

After perusing the internet I found that St. Patrick's Day commentaries Christianity coming to Ireland and marks the death of Saint Patrick himself.  I couldn't find an exact reason for the wearing of green other than green being already connected to Ireland with the flag and shamrocks.  But! I did find that shamrocks are a big deal because Saint Patrick used shamrocks to explain the Trinity.

You can check out more facts here (this was the site I liked the most):
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/38699/20150314/the-history-of-st-patricks-day-is-not-as-fun-as-you-think.htm

Well there's a couple of random facts for you! I wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day and hope your breakfast was as good as mine!!

(green pancakes (used a flower cookie cutter and just made a stem out of one of the petals), green eggs, and green milk! (and chocolate chips..because I love them))



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