Saint Patrick Art Prints

If you like the Irish saint, I have a funny piece in which I imagine a more powerful priest. Saint Patrick art prints make me remember the first time I witnessed the holiday.

It was back in 1984 while I was studying computer graphics in San Francisco.

We had this Brazilian friend who was also in the US in a foreign student program in San Jose. He invited us for a party in his campus.

Boy, I had never seen so many people drink so much beer.

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On March 17, everyone becomes a bit green. No! They are no The Hulk!

It’s  St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday with an Irish twist, celebrated all over the world.

What do you know about St Patrick’s?
According to popular word the saint introduced Christianity in Ireland and surroundings.

It is set on St. Patrick’s death date and became a religious holiday in Ireland 1500 years, or so, ago.

Officially?
Only from 1903 on.

Maewyn Succat, St. Patrick, was in fact from Britain.

Legend says that, still in his teens, he was sold to an Irish slaver.

It was then that he embraced God, which helped him with strength to escaped back to England

After that, he changed his name to Patrick and started a priesthood converting the Irish and the Celts to Christianity.

According to popular saying, St Patrick was freed from slavery by snakes.

Only one problem there: No snakes in Ireland! Would that be a metaphor related to pagans he helped convert?

Clover leaves had profound meanings in paganism so, St Patrick used them to explain the Holy Trinity. Witty! I have no idea how the Leprechaun cam in to play.

That’s probably why everything is green when related to the holiday.

Great parades mobilize almost every festivities around the world on that day.

Corned beef and cabbage is a typical plate that works well together with beer – and it was created BY NEW YORK IMMIGRANTS in the beginning of the 20th century.

Now imagine how large is the production of those foods and drink for St Patrick’s day. I bet you can fill up a stadium with it.

Along the whole commemorative period the planet’s consumption of Guinness brand beer near triples, jumping from near 2 million gallons to about 6 million gallons. Almost 50 gallons per person!

Saint Patrick Art Prints – are those you thing?

CHEERS!

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2 thoughts on “Saint Patrick Art Prints

  • March 22, 2016 at 3:19 am
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    Caito, I enjoyed your article on the history of Saint Patricks Day. I agree it is just another excuse to drink in excess along with Cinco de Mayo. This did take me back to my child hood. Mom would always make corn beef and cabbage to celebrate this holiday. I checked out your fine art pictures they are very nice keep up the good work. Thanks. Peggy

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    • March 22, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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      Hello, Peggy,

      Thank you for your kind comments.

      Cheers!

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