Update: St. Patrick's day was actually last Saturday, not today. "They" move the day around when it falls during Holy Week. I still enjoyed my corned beef and cabbage (actually saurkraut) for lunch today.
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St. Patrick's day is, of course, in honor of the guy who brought Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century A.D. He was the British son of a deacon and grandson of a priest when, at age 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. Several years later he escaped, returned home, became a priest and went back to Ireland as a missionary, where he imported thousands of plastic shamrock pins from China and perfected the creation of green beer.
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When it fell on a Friday, folks here were allowed to eat corned beef and cabbage and go meatless another day. Sorta like indulgences, only different. (My Orthodox Jewish friends got a real kick out of that one.)
Speaking of Jewish, I read that the whole tradition of eating corned beef started when the Irish in NYC learned about corned beef from their Jewish neighbors. They liked it because it reminded them of Irish style bacon which wasn't readily available in the USA.