Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated each year on March 17th, the death date of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and is a celebration of the Irish heritage and culture. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals and wearing green attire and shamrocks...
and drinking lots of GREEN BEER
The Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. <pause> like a man needs another excuse to drink beer... even green beer
But enough about DRINKING. I thank God today for St. Patrick and his mission to Ireland. May God bless the Irish and all those who pretend to be Irish each year in March. May it be a great day of celebration of heritage and culture, and may the consumption of all be done with reasonable moderation.
Please enjoy my modest collection of St Patrick's Day cartoons.
Jeff (Irish for a day) O'Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson