Get Your Irish On

It’s getting to be that time of year when for one day many places in the world celebrate the Irish culture. The history of the holiday old, Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland but has come to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. While not an official holiday everywhere it is celebrated by the Irish who have settled in other countries around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. By the 21st century more than 36 million Americans claim Irish as their primary ethnicity. That may be why modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, that developed in North America. That’s a lot of people getting their Irish on!

 

 

However you choose to celebrate, I hope you’ll make some time to view

Grimalkin Studio’s  Celtic Spirit Gallery

It’s also a good place to read a bit of history of the symbolic art that has become so popular and meaningful in representing Celtic culture.

Slainte …Art

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