Wearin’ O’ the Green
Well, it’s been a business 2 weeks. I’ve been enrolled in didactic ultrasound training that teaches limited obstetric ultrasounds. Now, what does all that mean? It means that I have learned to perform obstetric ultrasounds between 6 and 16 weeks gestation that look for the baby’s heartbeat, gestational age and if the pregnancy is within the uterus. I love learning new things and this was… what’s the word…awesome!! But, anyway, that’s the reason for no blogs the last two weeks.
Now, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Hope you had fun, wore green, pinched a co-worker, fellow student, family member, etc., that didn’t wear green.
According to the National Days Calendar, folklore says that the wearing of the green tradition dates back to a story written about St. Patrick in 1726. St. Patrick (c. AD 385–461) used the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity and worn green clothing. And while the story is unlikely to be true, many will revel in the Irish heritage and eat traditional Irish fare, too.
The Feast of St. Patrick started in the early 17th-century. The day marks the death of St. Patrick and was chosen as an official Christian feast day and is observed by the Catholic Church. The day is also a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland 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.