Tuesday, May 3, 2011

St. Patricks's Day

Definition on St. Patrick's Day:

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general. The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks), and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season. Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as the Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others.

Source: Wikipedia

So, pada 17 Mac 2011 yang lepas, kami beramai-ramai (all the Home Based Staff with families) telah berkonvoi beramai-ramai untuk melihat sendiri "parade" yang berlangsung secara besar-besaran di City Centre. Seawal jam 9.30 pagi kami semua sudah berkumpul di tempat yang telah ditetapkan. Normally the Parade will only be started at 12.00 noon . Tapi sebab kami mahu mendapat tempat yang agak mudah dan senang untuk melihat sendiri "parade" tersebut, maka kami perlu sampai awal dan chop tempat yang baik.

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