St Patrick's Day : Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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    Saint Patrick's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-quaffs-guinness-pint-st-patrick-day-outing-191106021.html

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    (The Dubliner is across the street from Union Station. I've had a Guiness there myself.)
     
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    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 seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair).

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    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.

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    Wishing all Irish chaps Have a Jolly this St Patrick's Day and sozzle yourself with the pints of Guinness all the way!
     
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    The salutes looks so clumsy. And the Irish Wolf Hound sniffing that dude's arse... lol

    @Ewald: Did Obama forget to wear green...?
     
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    The color of his jacket appears loden green, not one of the 40 Irish shades. :)

     
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    Mamata Bannerjee wears green!

    That is her colours.

    No wonder she is as boisterous, rowdy and mercurial as the Irish, who take no nonsense! :rofl:

    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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