"St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in the year 387, probably in Scotland. When he was sixteen he was captured by Irish pirates who sold him as a slave. Six years later he escaped to mainland Europe, but we do not know exactly where he lived. We know that he became a priest and that he returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. By the time he died on 17 March 461, he had converted the inhabitants of the British Isles to Christianity.
St. Patrick’s Day is probably celebrated more than any other saint’s day. It is Ireland’s national day, and it is as lively as a certain day which is celebrated in Norway two months later. There are processions, fireworks and parties, and lots of Guinness is drunk. Ireland’s national colour is green, and on 17 March everyone in Ireland wears it. And not only in Ireland. St. Patrick is remembered in other countries where people have Irish ancestors, for example in the USA, Australia and Britain."
Hua mi, som eg skreiv om på denne tida i fjor, er sporlaust forsvunnen (nokon som er redde for at eg skal ta den på meg att?). Biletet av Eldstejenta er derfor frå i fjor.