I realized today that niether I nor my wife have any St. Patrick’s day traditions. I wore green in grade school to avoid being pinched, but that’s about it. I’ve always enjoyed Irish lore though, so I thought I’d spruce up my blog for it.
In college I did an independent study on Ireland. We were supposed to pick a people group, country, or some other easily categorized group, and do a missions study on them. Part of it was normal statistical and informational material, but there was to be a large componant that discussed where they stood in relation to Christ, and missions. I think it was supposed to be 50 pages long. Being a budding web developer, I made mine into a web page (link above). I wish all papers like that were still around.
Since I’m kind of a history buff, I like to know the history behind holidays. So check out what Wikipedia has to say about St. Patrick.
And for those interested, I put some PHP into the top of my header include that sets $stpat = "0317" and $day = date("md") and compared them. If true, it inserts the css to make this page green. I may do that for all holidays. We’ll see.