March 17th is St. Patrick's Day!!
The day everyone is a wee bit Irish!!
And tis' makes it the traditional wearing
of the green as well.
I am going to test your knowledge about this day
and see what you really know.
Do not worry there are no failing grades,
just some fun to pass the time before the green beer arrives!
An Irish tale tells of how Patrick used the green three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.
The shamrock was chosen Ireland's national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity.
Patrick demonstrated the meaning of the Three-in-One by picking a shamrock from the grass growing at his feet and showing it to his listeners. He told them that just as the shamrock is one leaf with three parts, God is one entity with three Persons.
The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck.