Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018 with Colorado Traveling Ducks

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day.   This is exciting when the actual day is on a Saturday.   We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our humans, wish you a happy and safe day.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick, an English person, moved to Ireland, became a priest, and introduced Christianity to Ireland in the year 432.   The shamrock, a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, was used as a teaching tool and metaphor for the Holy Trinity.   St. Patrick is also credited with chasing all the snakes out of Ireland.   However, fossils show no evidence that there ever were snakes in Ireland.   Much of the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, corned beef and cabbage and lots of green beer.   Many people here, and elsewhere, celebrate with friends and family, in pubs and restaurants and many with huge dinners and fun at home.   Green is the color of the day.   Many things show up green that usually are not green.   In the US city of Chicago, Illinois, 40 tons of green dye (a secret recipe) are used to color the Chicago River just the correct shade of green for the day.   Some people add green food coloring to regular food, including green mashed potatoes.   This is a holiday for fun for everyone.   And on this day, everyone is a little bit Irish.

St. Patrick’s Day for all

Even our four legged friends.   You will often hear “Erin Go Bragh” in many establishments.   According to http://www.Mentalfloss.com, this is a corruption of a phrase meaning “Ireland Forever.”   Have fun tomorrow, wear green and be safe.   Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day.  This day celebrates the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland and the introduction of Christianity to the island.  The date, March 17, is the day St. Patrick died.

Today most of the world celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish.  There are many parades and festivities, and much eating and drinking during the celebration.  Many people will wear green also.   The parade in Denver was advertised as the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade west of the Mississippi River.

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our humans, wish you all a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Today we all are a little Irish.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day