What brought so many Irish people to live in Zimbabwe? First St Patrick’s day celebrated on 1891 in a roofless mud-hut building with whiskey, gin and ham … [Read more...] about Should we marry in Ireland or Finland, my home country or his?
Celebrating st patrick day in ireland
Tourism chiefs and politicians have plans to dye the River Liffey green for St Patrick’s Day next year, to mirror the attraction of Chicago’s waterways, which are turned an emerald shade every year.Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons confirmed to the Irish Examiner that efforts are under way to turn Dublin’s dividing river green, with help from city plumbing authorities in Chicago. Mr Gibbons said city council authorities here will need to be consulted, but that there is a desire at a tourism and political level to dye the waterways for the national day.Dan Mulhall, Irish ambassador to the US, said negotiations have begun on the project.Senator Billy Lawless, a Chicago businessman, is facilitating the plan and is in contact with the US city’s plumbing union, the body which adds the dye to the Illinois river.“The Plumbers Union has been greening the Chicago River for many years,” said Mr Lawless. "It would also complement Ireland’s worldwide … [Read more...] about St Patrick’s Day plan to dye River Liffey green
April 23 is St. George's Day and the legend of England's patron saint is celebrated once again. But are there any rules when it comes to waving the St. George's flag? The Government's rules as of 2012 states: General rules All flags must be: Be maintained in a condition that does not impair the overall visual appearance of the site Be kept in a safe condition Have the permission of the owner of the site on which they are displayed (this includes the Highway Authority if the sign is to be placed on highway land) Not obscure, or hinder the interpretation of official road, rail, waterway or aircraft signs, or otherwise make hazardous the use of these types of transport, and Be removed carefully where so required by the planning authority. Any country’s national flag, civil ensign or civil air ensign does not need consent to be flown Flying flags on cars The issues to consider about driving with flags attached to the car are, Vision - does the flag obscure the driver or any … [Read more...] about What are the rules on flying the flag on St. George’s Day 2019?
HE's the patron saint of England who famously slayed a dragon, but surprisingly not many people can tell you much more about Saint George. We celebrate his life on Saint George's Day every April - here is the lowdown on the English legend and the St George's Cross... What is Saint George’s Day and when is it? The feast day of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and several countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint – including England. The day is celebrated on April 23 each year – this is the date traditionally accepted of his death in AD 303. While St Patrick's Day and St Andrew's Day are bank holidays in Ireland and Scotland respectively, St George's Day is sadly NOT a bank holiday in England. The country of Georgia also celebrates the feast of St George on 23 April Who was Saint George and where did the legend of the dragon come from? Although Saint George is England’s patron saint, George would likely have been a … [Read more...] about When is St George’s Day 2019, is it a UK bank holiday and who was England’s patron saint?
You might not have touched your England shirt since our crushing performance in the World Cup last summer. But dust it off and get ready to wear it with pride again, as St George’s Day is just around the corner. St George’s Day is commonly known as a cultural day where we celebrate all things English. There’s a lot more to the history of the day and how Saint George is linked to our nation, though. We put together a quick guide for you to brush up on your history of the day and find out how you can celebrate St George’s Day here in Manchester. What is St George’s Day? Saint George is thought to have been born in Palestine in the 3rd Century AD to Christian parents. He is most commonly known as the patron saint of England - although we share him with a number of other nations, including Catalonia and Aragon. A soldier in the Roman Army, he quickly rose up the ranks, but was tortured because he refused to give up his Christian faith. He was executed in 303 … [Read more...] about St George’s Day 2019