Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

In one of the closing posts of my Febrewary series, it's appropriate that it should fall on this day.  We've been from brewing to bottling, and now we're near the end.
St. Patrick was a 5th century Christian bishop in Ireland, where he is now the patron saint.  His life and death involve a lot of religion which I don't want to get into, including symbols of snakes and clovers.  Needless to say, Patrick is clearly identified with Irish religious history and national identity.
Currently, St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is celebrated as a day of drinking and merry-making, so I'll end with this.
Celebrate this and all holidays responsibly.  Slainte!