St. Patty's Day or St. Paddy's Day
The Never Ending Debate
Here's the Deal:
On March 17th everyone claims they are Irish, drinking away their livers and eating lots of potatoes. However, those with real Irish blood know that it is "St. Paddy's Day" and not "St. Patty's Day."
Why is that you ask??
Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pagraig (the Irish Patrick).
Patty is a nick-name for Patricia. Or a Burger.
So, when referring to St. Patrick's Day, for the sake of all the real Irish drinkers, use the correct Paddy!
Wait, why do we celebrate St. Paddy's Day??
Two Main Reasons...
- It is the religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland; St. Patrick spent 30 years setting up ministries and places of worship around Ireland.
- Celebration of the Irish culture!
How cool is this??
Irish Dance Group - Irish Step Dancing (Riverdance) 2009