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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

The Shamrock

The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism. As the English began to seize Irish land and make laws against the use of the Irish language and the practice of Catholicism, many Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage and their displeasure with English rule.

Happy St. Patrick's Day


  1. Happy Saint Patricks Day to you!!

  2. All my local pubs have special things on for today - lots of real ale and music. I love your green mossy shamrock picture; it reminds me of my visit to Ireland. Happy day.