Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day (Read with your best Irish accent)

Irish Harp Gate, Hibernian Hall, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Hibernian Hall is the meeting place for Charleston's Hibernian Society, an Irish charitable organization founded in 1801. Above the ornate entrance gate you'll notice a golden Irish harp, an endearing, centuries-old emblem of Ireland and its lovely people. Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is said to have vanquished the Emerald Isle's pagan gods, using shamrocks as a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Although originally a religious holiday, St. Paddy's Day is more secular now, offering a fine excuse to take a day off, dress in green, don a silly hat, dance a jig or fiddle a little... preferably at a local Irish pub.
As the saying goes, "Everyone is Irish on March 17th".
So have fun being "Irish" today.
Erin go bragh!

Supreme Sweet Sixteen Salutations Sequoia...
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