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St. Patrick’s Day is here! How will you celebrate this Irish holiday? There are several ways to celebrate this tradition and here in Los Algodones, we want you to be part of the celebration. This religious holiday is celebrated on March 17; the holiday commemorates the services offer by Saint Patrick and bringing Christianity to its people. However, do you know the origins of Saint Patrick Day?
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Saint Patrick's Day Origins
Based on the words written in the Confessio (a spiritual autobiography) and the Epistola (a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians), we learn more about the life and works Maewyn Succat, believe to be the real name of the priest who became St. Patrick. Maewyn was born around 415 AD in Britain and at the age of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland. Here in Ireland he spent six years as a herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a priest and thought Ireland natives Christianity.
Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”
A question often associated with St. Patrick’s Day is why did Priest Patrick used the Shamrock? The reason is that St. Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) to the Irish people.
A key point between Ireland and St. Patrick's Day is that Saint Patrick is best known for driving the snakes out of Ireland, however, in Ireland there are no snakes and probably there has never been. If this is the case, why is St. Patrick most known for driving the snakes from Ireland? Many scholars believe that when St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, this should be taken as a symbolic reference. In many old pagan religions, serpents and symbols representing serpents, were common and often worshipped. When Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland he put an end to that pagan practices.
Saint Patrick efforts brought a new belief to Ireland and thanks to this today many Irish have become Christians. St. Patrick continued to serve God and teach the gospel to his fellow Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 because it is believe that this is the Patrick died.
Today, many Catholic churches and places of worship from all around the world are named after St. Patrick, an example of this include cathedrals in New York and Dublin city.
Traditions Follow in Saint Patrick's Day
Today people from all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day, in the USA, the celebration are especially celebrate in cities with a large population of Irish-American communities. Common traditions include:
- 4 Leaf Clovers
- Dying Water or Beer Green
- Other Incorporations of Green
- Pea Planting
- Religious Services
In addition to these traditions, on March 17 many restaurants offer their clients and visitors traditional Irish food; these include: corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, potatoes, shepherd's pie and soda bread. For breakfast we recommend fried eggs, fried tomatoes, black and white pudding and sausage.
Saint Patrick's Day in Los Algodones
If you are visiting the capital of dental tourism, Los Algodones, we invite you to the Block Party on Mill. This party will begin at 11:00 a.m. March 17 in Tempe, AZ. Once again local businesses are breaking down the walls to bring Downtown Tempe the hottest block party of the St. Patrick's Day season! Come and be part of the celebration.
In the case of Sani Dental Group, our dental clinic also want to be part of the celebration. We invite all our Irish patients and friends to come to our dental clinic and experience both Saint Patrick's Day in Los Algodones and the many oral services the largest dental clinic in the city has for you.