St. Patrick’s day

By: Jc E

Mar 18 2011

Category: Portrait

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Focal Length:250mm
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Camera:Canon EOS 7D

St. Patrick’s day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on March 17. It commemorates St. Patrick the most commonly recognised patron Saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish Culture in general.

The day is generally characterised by the attendance of Church services wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks), and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

In Chicago, The city has many different St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the most famous being the dyeing of the Chicago River. Each year, the city hosts a parade downtown, which involves thousands of people lining the banks of the river and watching as a boat releases dye into the river and turns the river a green color.

I love this festive event not because I’m Irish (or maybe I am/was a leprechaun in my past life for my fondness of partaking in mischief, busily making things, and storing away all my coins in a hidden pot, not at the end of the rainbow but just under my sink) nor I’m an Alcoholic who found a good excuse to have alcohol for breakfast mix with my cereal on a weekday, though we don’t really need an excuse do we. But this event reminds me that – Spring has Sprung. The time where Green is in, Take that Global Warming doubters!:)
Where the beautiful and not-so people come out of hibernation, bond, mingle, fight, love, vomit, frolic, laugh and just really have a good eFf of a time in a weather that is really so delightful.
Hope you had a Good One! Cheers!!! 🙂


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