One of Ireland’s leading YouTubers, Wolfe Momma, has created a video explain all about some of the St Patrick’s Day traditions.
The talented presenter has already given us great informative videos about the origins and meanings of baby Irish girls’ names.
That was such a success that she followed it up with a video of the origins and meanings of baby Irish boys’ names.
And to complete the set, Wolfe Momma created a video explaining the origins and meanings of gender-neutral Irish names.
This latest offering from the Irish mam is an informative video about the history of St Patrick, and then the traditions of St Patrick’s Day.
She begins by immediately addressing one of the pet hates of Irish people. Wolfe Momma explains that St Patrick’s Day can also be referred to as Paddy’s Day, but never Patty’s Day. Paddy is short for Patrick so that is OK, but Patty is short for Patricia which is a girl’s name and not the name of the patron saint of Ireland.
Once the terminology has been cleared up, Wolfe Momma tells the story of St Patrick, and the journey his life took that led him to becoming a priest, and ultimately the patron saint of Ireland.
She explains how the celebration of St Patrick’s Day has evolved throughout time from a sober religious day, to the hugely commercial event we have today.
Wolfe Momma has two young children and she explained that while they are still small she wont be taking them to the pub on St Patrick’s Day, but in a few years when they have grown she will definitely take them to the pub to join in the family celebrations.
There are plenty more interesting snippets from history and useful bits of information about the many traditions that surround St Patrick’s Day.
Take a look for yourself below.