Today, the Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which is the Patron Saint of Ireland. Since 1961, St Patrick has also been regarded as a patron saint of Nigeria, too.
Dress in green, where a green wig, drink pints of Guinness, eat something green or cook Irish stews are way to celebrate the day. The emphasis on green is thought to be linked to “wearing the Green”, a symbol from the 18th century on, of sympathy with Irish independence.
Wearing green has now become associated with St Patrick’s Day, even though the saint was originally associated with the color blue.
According to legend, people wear green to makes themselves invisible to leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they could see.
Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out
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