Sunday, March 17, 2013
Irish-Scandinavian St. Patrick's Day
March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and a national day of pride for the Irish. The day should also be celebrated as one of Scandinavian culture as well. Modern Ireland is a mix of Celtic and Scandinavian culture. Norwegian Vikings raided Scotland and Ireland; they eventually settled in those countries. Dublin was founded by Norwegians under their leader Turgeis as a Viking war base. The cities of Wexford, Limerick, Wicklow and Waterford are anglicized names of their Norwegian names. The Celtic and Norwegian cultures mixed to produce what we now know as Ireland.