Saint Patrick’s Day!

A Fun Holiday Full of Green



Green represents life, and we should all love the world and each other

Murray, Ne.- Saint Patrick’s Day, or otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is this Wednesday, March 17th! March 17th represents the death of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s day has been around since the 10th century, making it a very old tradition. Traditionally, the green represents the Catholics of Ireland, the orange represents the Protestant population, and the white in the middle symbolizes the peace between the two religions.

There is a lot of history behind this holiday, but something most people know is the fable of why we wear green! Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or you’ll risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.

Don’t forget to wear green tomorrow to hide from the leprechauns! Also, I’ve been asked to remind you, no pinching in school. Though there is no pinching allowed, students can still participate in the other festivities such as corned beef and cabbage. Have a great Saint Patty’s Day and remember to wear green!