Tuesday, march 17 2015Happy St. Pat's Day.

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, «the Day of the Festival of Patrick»), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6] Christians also attend church services[5][7] and the Lenten restrictions on eatingand drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[10] Northern Ireland,[11] the Canadian province ofNewfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. (Source Wikipedia)

This year Robert Huber, posted in his Facebook page a nice Happy St. Paddy’s video…with well known bridge players faces: Versace, Fantoni, Sementa, Bocchi, and Mustafa Cem Topkay… he wrote:

Oh those crazy O’Italians and lone O’Turk wanted to wish all the New Orleans card players a Happy St. Pat’s Day.

We also join Robert Huber, and wish all our bridge players visitors a happy  St. Pat’s Day.

Hope you enjoy it…

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