Well, first let me wish you all a happy St. Patrick's Day. So, who was St. Patrick anyway? If you are like me, you really don't know very much about him. I got curious this morning and spent way too much time reading about him. But first, do you know how the shamrock got associated with St. Patrick's Day?
He was born and raised in Britain in the 4th century where, at the age of 16, he was kidnapped and enslaved by Irish raiders. Six years later he escaped and became a priest in Britain. Then later, he chose to return to Ireland as a missionary to spread Christianity to the pagans there.
So, how does this explain the connection to the shamrock? The answer to that is that, according to folklore, he used a shamrock to explain the Christian concept of Trinity to the Irish people. I guess because it has three leaves attached at the same point at the top of a stem.
OK, but where did the green beer come from???
I am going to leave you with the following Irish joke, so have great St. Patrick's Day, you hear?