Every March 17 we put on our best green attire to drink green beer while eating corned beef and cabbage but do you know where those traditions came from? Let’s take a quick look at this Springtime holiday first before we get to our exciting news.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to drink Green beer with one of Ireland’s favorite sons, Flogging Molly. Best know for songs like “The Seven Deadly Sins,” “Requiem For a Dying Song,” “Worst Day Since Yesterday,” “Saints & Sinners,” “If I Ever Leave This World Alive,” and “Drunken Lullabies” these Celtic rockers have become part of lives through music and tradition.
So what is exactly is the story behind the hops and barley festive day? Well, good question. St. Patrick was born in Britain as a part of the Roman Empire -he wasn’t even Irish! When he was 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and held in captivity for 6 years where he converted to Christianity before escaping and spent the rest of his life as a Christian missionary.
He died on March 17, 461 A.D. Centuries later he was honored as the Patron Saint of Ireland. His most well-known legend is helping explain the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit using a “shamrock” or clover using its three leaves.
In the eighteenth century, people began wearing a clover on their clothing to signify their Irish-Christian pride but this tradition grew into wearing green clothing. It was also tradition to break the Christian tradition of Lent on this day and eat Irish bacon (corned beef) and cabbage. However, green beer was probably not on this traditional menu.
Then again, our sports teams brought the way of the clover to main stream America. Then again, beer and sports is a marriage made in heaven.
Back to the future and for our uber exciting news: To celebrate the day of this Irish Patron Saint we’ll be entertained by Celtic-Punk juggernauts, Flogging Molly. The band was formed in Los Angeles, but lead singer Dave King is an Irishman and he brings a swagger that propelled this band to the top of Celtic musical lore.
If you haven’t seem them live before, you’ll be in for a treat. They are as entertaining as it gets. The band is tight with those distinctive signature sounds, it will definitely be a day to check out a kick-ass band, and have some beer while you’re at it.
The event will live stream direct from Dublin, Ireland on March 17th! So get your best dancing shoes, kilts and coasters and be ready for Flogging Molly!
As for the event itself, you can purchase a VIP ticket which will grant you access to an intimate, exclusive traditional set with the band from the cobblestone direct from Dublin!
Early bird prices are only available for the next few days.