TGIF - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

On this annual holiday, the heritage and culture of the Irish is celebrated all over the world – often with lively festivities, shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, Irish stew, and green-tinted everything – yes, even beer! With all of the celebrations and hype, it can be easy to forget the exact origins of this holiday.

Beyond the festivities, our Irish heritage is deeply rooted in our Canadian history. According to Stats Can figures, the last count (2011) had 4,544,870 people claiming Irish origin in Canada! Our Canadian counterparts use this day to honour their Irish ancestors who immigrated here years ago.

Saint Patrick himself was actually born in Britain – not Ireland – but eventually converted thousands of the pagan Irish to Christianity in the northern half of the country.

So where does the shamrock come from?

A leaf of the clover plant, it’s believed that St. Patrick used its three leaves to represent the Holy Trinity to those he preached to. Since, it’s been used as the symbol of Ireland since the 18th century and is a registered trademark of the Republic of Ireland.

There’s no shortage of fun ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s day in Greater Vancouver this weekend. Don’t forget that anything green goes – you can bet that Realtor socks himself is donning a green pair today.

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Michelle thanks the team for letting her spend the day on the mountain! (talk about the team advantage!)

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