Well, today is St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and sold as a slave in Ireland. He escaped, but he went back to Ireland to preach Christianity. Which was quite a new thing back then.
He used the 3 leaves of the Shamrock plant to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people, and so people often wear a sprig of Shamrock to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
There is also a legend that he commanded all the snakes to leave Ireland!
And it’s true there are no native snakes in Ireland to this day – but in fact there never were, as they didn’t make it back to Ireland after the last Ice Age.
Hold on, says Microvaark, here’s another snake!
Oh! It’s not a snake, it’s Ernest’s snozzle! He’s fallen asleep!
Ernest is very sorry to have fallen asleep, but he said the sermon was a bit long, and a bit boring in parts.
Never mind Ernest. Wake yourself up with a snack and a nice restorative pint of Guinness.
In fact, let’s all have a little drink, and Peggy can entertain us with some Irish dancing.
So, if you’re celebrating today, stay safe, and we wish you all Sláinte!, or “Health!”