According to Irish legend, St. Patrick is said to have banished all the snakes from Ireland, making it the snake-free land that it is today. In addition to this, Irish folklore suggests that leprechauns, the mischievous little beings of Irish mythology, have a pot of gold hidden away at the end of a rainbow. It is believed that finding a four-leaf clover will bring good luck, as each leaf on the clover is said to represent something – the first for faith, the second for hope, the third for love, and the fourth for luck.
One of the most widely celebrated holidays worldwide is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day when people of all backgrounds come together to celebrate the Irish heritage and culture. But it’s not just about the Irish. It’s a day when people can come together to celebrate diversity and unity.
As the world gears up for the arrival of spring, St. Patrick’s Day symbolizes hope and new beginnings. It’s a time when we can look forward to warmer weather, longer days, and the beauty of nature. People worldwide mark the occasion with festivals, parades, and special events. They wear green, decorate their homes and businesses with shamrocks, and indulge in traditional Irish cuisine.
So, whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the arrival of spring and the hope and renewal it brings. It’s a day to come together with friends and family, enjoy good food and good company, and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.
The last Winter Market is Sunday, March 12th, from 10 am to 1 pm. This will be the last chance to enjoy the winter season’s offerings before the warmer weather comes in. In addition, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Saving Time, which means we need to turn our clocks ahead by one hour. Despite the time change, we can still enjoy the winter festivities that the market has to offer.
Be sure to set your clock ahead and plan to come out one more time this weekend in search of that pot of gold. With a bit of good luck, you may just find that perfect item.
We look forward to seeing everyone one more time!
The Market is located on the 2nd floor of the Brookview Community Center, located at 316 Brookview Parkway. There are several entrances to the building, but the doors on the east side of the building are the main ones.
Parking is limited, so consider carpooling or if you are local, gather up the family and walk on down.