Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. It is Green Holiday of Irish people.

Long ago St. Patrick brings Christianity to the Celtic Ireland. He was the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland. The holiday began as a purely Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 1600s.

Shamrock is the symbol of that Green Day. That symbolism helped St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity concept to pre-Christian Irish people.

Violin is the traditional Irish music instrument is used to play St. Patrick’s Day Songs

Shamrock is the symbol of that Green Day. That symbolism helps St. Patrick explain the Holy Trinity concept to pre-Christian Irish people.


Violin is the traditional Irish music instrument is used to play St. Patrick’s Day Songs.

In tradition on that day Irishmen relax and drop some of the self-limitation and do many crazy things like drinking a lot of bear, loudly singing of songs and dancing. They paint their faces and clothes in green color. And nobody should wear orange color clothes on that day,  it would be considered as disrespect. (I was in my favorite orange t-shirt today, so I am so sorry for that).

Saint Patrick's Day

Two years ago when I was in Chicago, I saw that the water in Chicago River becomes green on St.Patrick’s Day;)

My teacher Martin Doerner’s mother’s family is from Ireland and he is proud of his Celtic roots. By his own experience he learned the unfair attitude to Irish people in the U.S. that used to be there some time ago. The song «No Irish Need Apply» is devoted to that topic and still reflects life loving and proud position of Irishmen. Please listen in the window below and watch the lyrics.

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My Dear Friend Martin,

You are really the best English teacher I’ve ever met. I indeed very much appreciate your efforts which you do to teach people for getting them the Knowledge, not only in English language itself but also in the High Culture of Relationship, your efforts for the people coming from different countries and cultures and speaking many different languages.

I have a small experience in leading the lessons (I was an instructor of yoga classes in Russia).  I surely understand that my lessons is not the same as yours. Although I clearly feel how it is difficult to plan, prepare and perform every lesson. I again very appreciate your efforts in preparation of such useful, interesting and amazing classes.

You are truly great Teacher because as I see you are constantly developing and teaching yourself ; that is what helps you to perform magic.

Sorry in advance for my curved English grammar. I still do my best to express myself in English in beautiful way.

Yours sincerely,

Mikhail.

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NO IRISH NEED APPLY

I'm a decent boy just landed
From the town of Ballyfad;
I want a situation, yes,
And want it very bad.
I have seen employment advertised,
"It's just the thing," says I,
"But the dirty spalpeen ended with
'No Irish Need Apply.' "

"Whoa," says I, "that's an insult,
But to get the place I'll try,"
So I went to see the blackguard
With his "No Irish Need Apply."

Some do count it a misfortune
To be christened Pat or Dan,
But to me it is an honor
To be born an Irishman.

I started out to find the house,
I got it mighty soon;
There I found the old chap seated,
He was reading the Tribune.
I told him what I came for,
When he in a rage did fly,
"No!" he says, "You are a Paddy,
And no Irish need apply."

Then I gets my dander rising
And I'd like to black his eye
To tell an Irish gentleman
"No Irish Need Apply."

Some do count it a misfortune
To be christened Pat or Dan,
But to me it is an honor
To be born an Irishman.

I couldn't stand it longer
So a hold of him I took,
And gave him such a welting
As he'd get at Donnybrook.
He hollered, "Milia murther,"
And to get away did try,
And swore he'd never write again
"No Irish Need Apply."

Well he made a big apology,
I told him then goodbye,
Saying, "When next you want a beating,
Write `No Irish Need Apply.' "

Some do count it a misfortune
To be christened Pat or Dan,
But to me it is an honor
To be born an Irishman.