St. Patrick’s Day Irish Proverbs Are Funny and Wise
St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday celebrating St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, but now it’s really a celebration of Irish heritage. It’s become a festive holiday of parades, beer, corned beef, and all things green. Chicago even dyes its Chicago River green for the occasion. It’s not entirely surprising since nearly 33 million people in the United States (that’s over 10 percent of our population) claim Irish ancestry. In fact, in 1991 the whole month of March was designated Irish-American heritage month.
You probably know the Irish are a people of proverbs and sayings—but not everything they have to say is about luck. We found a great article with fifty proverbs and sayings. Below is a link to the article so you can read them all, but we couldn’t resist sharing a few of our particular favorites first.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Proverbs Offer Blessings for Friends and Family
Our favorites sayings have to do with friendship and commitment. They are great reminders of the value of friendship and staying true to family (and friends):
- May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
- A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a shout come from without, and see them all unite.
Here are two that remind us that work yields results:
- You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
- There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
Good Advice from St. Patrick’s Day Irish Proverbs
If you’re prone to sticking your foot in your mouth or offering your opinion when it hasn’t been asked for, you might want to keep this cautionary proverb in mind:
- It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
When life is overwhelming and you are feeling worried and stressed, let the Irish remind you of the power of simple remedies:
- A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
ChaCha’s Favorite Proverb: Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
For more St. Patrick’s Day proverbs, sayings, and encouragement, you can read the whole article here:
Here it is: your one-stop shop for St. Patrick’s Day. Every Irish proverb or saying you could possibly need to know. Enjoy. 1. If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough! 2. Here’s health to your enemies’ enemies! 3. May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Irish proverb or advice? Let us know in the comments below. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! May the wind always be at your back.