This Saint Patrick's Day eCard has the traditional shamrocks and the colors of the Irish flag. Here are a few frequently asked questions that explain why we chose this imagery for this eCard.
Why is Saint Patrick's Day celebrated with shamrocks and wearing green?
It is said that Saint Patrick referred to the shamrock when explaining the Holy Trinity to the originally pagan people of Ireland.
Why the Irish flag?
The day traditionally is a celebration of Saint Patrick and the coming of Christianity to Ireland but for many it is also a celebration of all that is Irish. As such, Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in Ireland but many people celebrate the holiday in Britain, the U.S., Canada and several other countries.
Why is Saint Patty's Day associated with drinking alcohol?
The Christian Lenten restrictions for eating and drinking alcohol are lifted on Saint Patrick's Day.