The Stories Behind St Patrick’s Day

Green hats, check. Leprechaun beards, check. And pints all around, check.

 You know its St Patricks Day when the festive mood turns up a notch and the town is painted green. To celebrate the occasion, Paneco has selected a fine lineup of drinks at promo prices.

 Ever wanted to know what the day is all about? Heres the downlow.

 1) Whats behind the name?

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 As the name suggests, St Patricks Day commemorates St Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland. What started as a religious feast day is now an international festival celebrating Irish culture. You dont have to be an Irish to join the festivities on March 17, just Irish at heart.

 2) Why green?

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 St Patricks day is said to have become associated with green because of Irelands nickname as The Emerald Isle and the green in the Irish flag.

 Besides that, there is also the legend that wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns. Apparently, the creatures will pinch you if they can see you

 3) Whats that leaf?

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Before you don your St Patricks Day clothes, you might want to check whether you have a shamrock or a four-leaf clover patch. Whats the difference? you ask.

 Well, the shamrock only has three leaves and not four. If youre wondering what the shamrock represents, it is believed that St Patrick used three leaves to symbolise the Holy Trinity in Christianity.

4) Whats the story behind all those leprechauns?

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One of the joys of celebrating St Patricks Day is, no doubt, being able to wear red beards and huge green hats and walk freely around town. Theres an inner leprechaun in all of us, it seems.

In the original Irish stories, the small creatures were depicted as shoemakers who hid the money they made in pots at the end of rainbows.

It is believed that if you were to catch a leprechaun, it will grant you three wishes in exchange for letting him free. So what are you waiting for? Go catch the leprechauns this St Patrick’s Day.

5) How to get your gold

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Luckily you dont always need a rainbow to get gold. Liquid gold is all around you on St Patricks day. Paneco will take you there. Click here to look at our St Patrick’s promotions.

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