March 17 is the most important day of the year for the Irish, celebrating St. Patrick's Day -- a night of partying in honor of Ireland's patron saint, not long after Christmas and New Year's Day. The weather on this island at the end of Europe is terrible in March, with changeable weather and temperatures. While complaining about the troubles caused by "four seasons in one day", the Irish gleefully dress up in green, wearing green scarves and hats over their red hair and fake reddish-brown beards, just like the elves in the animated film "Song of the Seas". They swarm the city streets or hike the countryside, turning Ireland into a whole green cauliflower. The Emerald Green Island lived up to its name.
The float bus drove slowly ahead of the bagpipers in the endless procession, past Dublin Castle and the Writers' Museum, turned to O'Connell Street, which is repeatedly mentioned in Joyce's book, and passed under the towering Dublin Spire. Today's Irish believe that the melodious, high-pitched and penetrating sound of bagpipes can disperse the bad weather, so in the festival city parade, the musicians playing the bagpipes are always at the forefront of the line, just like the nineteenth century in the 16th century. They were in the same important position in the years of war.
2000 years ago, the Roman historian Tacitus mentioned "Hibernia" in "The Biography of Agricola". Before that, the elegant Latin name of Hibernia was used as early as the ancient Greek civilization. Used to refer to Ireland. Hyponia is the patron goddess of the island of Ireland and is also considered to be the younger sister of Britania, the incarnation of Great Britain. This pair of sisters, who have always been with each other, is as close and difficult as the relationship between Britain and Ireland has been for thousands of years. The British controlled Ireland for 800 years, St. Patrick was a blessing to Ireland for over 1,500 years, and the Celts lived in this land for 2,500 years.
Every year, the St. Patrick's Day carnival will show the Irish style with different themes, which can be found in the details of the Irish people's adherence to culture. Rugged Celts dressed in fishing nets and cloth, wearing air masks made of metal and glass, they are considered to be the image of Irish fishermen a hundred years later; tree monsters coexist peacefully with humans, they walk out of the mysterious central forest and become city dwellers part; blue-haired and blue-dressed young men dance elven steps through the crowd, who are both the future and the past - for thousands of years before the modern era, the Emerald Isle of Ireland was not green, but from in the blue of oceans and rivers.
In addition to these dazzling and fresh phalanxes, the actors who played St. Patrick and the female pirate (the female pirate kidnapped Patrich) were the reds at the carnival. St. Patrick held a golden scepter, a golden crown, and a golden A green robe and a pair of sunglasses. The Irish have been silent at the end of the world for too long, and today they must no longer be serious and boring. The revelry ended with music in the sleepless Temple Bar area as people poured frothy Guinness down their throats. Under the bright lights of the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin, and in the remnants of the St. Patrick's Day carnival, tourists or sojourners from all over the world are unable to separate from poetry, songs and wine, and all of them are infected with Irish nostalgia. Yesterday, today and tomorrow are no longer in a hurry. It becomes exciting to enjoy life cup by cup. Life is like the calm but always flowing water of the Liffey River, which stretches to the distant sea.