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Saint Patrick's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(The Dubliner is across the street from Union Station. I've had a Guiness there myself.)
The shamrock is a three-leafed old white clover. It is known as a symbol of Ireland, with St. Patrick having used it as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamrÃ³g, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair).
Shamrock has been used as a symbol of Ireland in a similar way to how a rose is used for England, thistle for Scotland and leek for Wales.
Soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment of the British army use the shamrock as their emblem, and wear a sprig of shamrock on Saint Patrick's Day. Shamrock are exported to wherever the regiment is stationed throughout the world. Queen Victoria decreed over a hundred years ago that soldiers from Ireland should wear a sprig of shamrock in recognition of fellow Irish soldiers who had fought bravely in the Boer War, a tradition continued by British army soldiers from both the north and the south of Ireland following partition in 1921.
Wishing all Irish chaps Have a Jolly this St Patrick's Day and sozzle yourself with the pints of Guinness all the way!
The salutes looks so clumsy. And the Irish Wolf Hound sniffing that dude's arse... lol
@Ewald: Did Obama forget to wear green...?
The color of his jacket appears loden green, not one of the 40 Irish shades.
Mamata Bannerjee wears green!
That is her colours.
No wonder she is as boisterous, rowdy and mercurial as the Irish, who take no nonsense!
The British have learnt not to fool with the Irish.
And MMS and Sonia have learnt not to fool with that wonderwoman (self appointed) Mam ta!
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