May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand
St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland, the subject of legends; famous for driving the snakes out of Ireland, which is thought to be symbolic of the ending of pagan worship in Ireland.
Saint Patrick’s Day is associated with everything Irish: anything green, white and gold, from shamrocks to pots of gold. For those who celebrate its intended religious meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a spiritual day, a day of renewal. Since the holiday began in Ireland and as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history, their culture, and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. All over the world big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, colouring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!
People throughout Ireland from the banks of the Liffey to the Hills of Donegal, to the distant shores or the faraway lands where many have gone to find their fortune both past and present, hold parades and festivals that celebrate the Irish culture. Local musicians perform during the parades, from street corners to barstools. St. Patrick’s Day festivals illustrate an atmosphere of the famous Irish welcome and warmth; bringing a little piece of the Motherland to the millions of Irish emigrants and diaspora who find themselves thinking of home.
They say everyone who appreciates Ireland and the Irish becomes an Honorary Irishman on 17th March with this in mind, the Staff and Management of CCM Recruitment International (a 100% Irish company) are taking this opportunity to wish you, A Very Happy Patricks Day
Whether you’re in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, London, Melbourne or other, the global recognition of St Patricks Day will bring together friends, colleagues and new faces from around the world. So where will you be celebrating this year? And while considering your future, where would you like to be when you celebrate next year?