St. Patrick’s Day Resources: Vectors, Events, History and Recipes

15 Mar
2010

THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK

Patrick was born in Britian. His father was a wealthy alderman and a Christian. When Patrick was 16 years old, pirates captured him during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland.  He served as a shepherd of an Irish Chieftain in Ulster. During his captivity, he dedicated himself to religion. After 6 years of slavery he escaped and returned home to Britian. As a result of his experiences in Ireland, Patrick became driven by the idea of converting the Irish to Christianity.

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, which the Irish have observed as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.

Here are some resources for all things St. Patrick’s Day.

VECTORS, CLIPART, ICONS AND ANIMATED GIFS

Lord of Design

Dry Icons

Clker

CoolClips

Rats2U

BuddyIcons

ClipArtGuide

ST. PATRICK’S DAY HISTORY

The History Channel offers many videos and articles about the history of St. Patrick’s Day. Once your there, you can search for other stories that might interest you.

History of Leprechauns video

History of the Shamrock video

CELEBRATIONS

List of St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events throughout the world.

FOOD

Irish Soda Bread with Fennel & Cinnamon Recipe

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Brussel Sprouts, Cashel Blue Irish Pizza

Potato Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples

Cheddar-Ale Soup

How To Make Green Beer


SOCIAL MEDIA PAST – Google Logos

Google Search Engine tends to change it’s logo for holidays and events and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Here are Google Logo designs from the past five years.

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2010

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2009

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2008

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2007

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2006

Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2005


Google St. Patrick’s Day Logo 2004

On March 17, be sure to take notice of other social media sites logos that will change, like YouTube, which was all green for 2009.

TRIVIA

Did you know the Chicago River is dyed green each year in honor of St. Patty’s day?

What are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

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