09 Mar Watch out for the Leprechaun!
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and we have done some research to find out where this festivity came from. We believe that there is always a good reason to celebrate, but if we are about to celebrate a mythical Day, let’s do it properly.
Have a look at St. Patricks requirements. We are pretty sure you will end up looking for a Shamrock and wearing green from now on.
Who was St. Patrick?
St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland who is believed to have brought Christianity to Ireland. Presumably, he passed away on the 17th of March and that’s why we commemorate his anniversary on this very day of March.
St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity (a Christian belief) with a Shamrock. The three leaves of the Shamrock were the three entities of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
Originally St. Patrick’s festivities were religious but after Irish immigrants reached the United States, the celebrations became secular. Nowadays St Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration and acclamation of Irish culture with parades, delicious food and drinking, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.
“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”
Irish Blessings Quote
Why wearing green?
If you are going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you should make sure that your outfit matches the colour of the nature. If you do not wear green, Leprechauns will be able to see you and, of course, they will do whatever they can to pinch you – ouch!
Leprechauns are a type of elves from Irish mythology who are described as old little men, hiding lots of gold and wearing green clothes (from bottom to top!) They are very mischievous and they like to nip the human people. So if you want to skip those pinches, you have to wear green so Leprechauns will not see you.
This is important information, so if you see some of your friends not wearing green, you can pinch them and tell them the leprechaun message!
St. Patrick in Benidorm
In 2022 Ireland’s theme to celebrate St. Patricks is ‘Connections’ and we think it’s great, since it feels a privilege to reconnect again after two years of social distancing.
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide and this year we have a weekend ahead with plenty of time to enjoy. In Benidorm we are looking for the sunshine, the sea breeze and the fantastic atmosphere.
Every year in Benidorm the local bars and venues organize special festivities for the occasion and, obviously, everyone is dressed up in green for the occasion, after 2 years of pandemic we just cannot wait to let the festivities begin.
Whether you are Irish or not, why not come over and see for yourself, join in the fun and have an unforgettable St Patrick’s day in Benidorm!