The first time I got to know about the St. Patrick’s day was when I lived in New York.
i used to have many friends with Irish family background. St.Patrick’s Day is one of the popular celebrations in the States and many cities host parades and fun events.
I like England’s St. George and the dragon, but I also like St. Patrick’s day symbols; the shamrock and that funny looking leprechaun.
The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
A leprechaun is an Irish fairy who looks like a small, old man about 2 feet tall. He is often dressed like a shoemaker, with a crooked hat and a leather apron. According to legend, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. They live alone, and pass the time making shoes. They also have a hidden pot of gold! I don’t know how this figure became one of the Irish symbols, but it is a charming tale.
For this celebration, I made little children dressed in Irish colours.
I made a little baby boy, sitting in the pot of gold.
And his brother and sister.
Happy St. Patrick’s day! I think we have a good excuse to head down to a pub and drink Guinness tonight.