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Editorial: Go green on Saint Patrick's Day

If not, beware of the pinch...

Are you wearing green today?

According to legend, wearing green is like a layer of protection, making the wearer invisible to leprechauns. Apparently, leprechauns like to pinch individuals who don’t follow the tradition. Consider yourself warned.

St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated annually on March 17, is a beloved holiday observed by people of Irish descent and many others around the world. It is a time to honour St. Patrick, patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, and to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.

While St. Patrick’s Day is primarily associated with parades, green clothing and festive celebrations, the holiday has a rich history and significance. St. Patrick, who lived in the fifth century, was responsible for converting the pagan Irish to Christianity. He is also credited with using a shamrock with three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people.

For many of Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day is a time to reflect on their heritage and remember struggles and triumphs of their ancestors. It is also a day to celebrate Irish culture, music, literature and other fields.

St. Patrick’s Day has become a global phenomenon, with celebrations taking place in countries all over the world. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to make it more inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds. This means celebrating the holiday in a way that highlights the diversity and richness of Irish culture, and recognizing the contributions of Irish immigrants to countries around the world.

St. Patrick’s Day can be both fun and meaningful. It is a time to celebrate Irish heritage, and remember the important contributions of Irish people to the world.

"Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling…"

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