Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Win me Gold!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

I've been trying to come up with something fun today, and I think I've got it.

Today we're going to play "What do you know about Ireland?"

To get you started, we've got to announce the prize. You can bet your lucky leprechauns that there's a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. But what kind of gold, you might ask. Oh, but that's the joy of leprechaun magic. It can be any kind of gold I want.

At my house there were chocolate gold coins scattered throughout the house and Leprechaun force-fields around some of the bedrooms. The force-field term was something my five-year-old son termed the streamers he found on his door again this year. But this time the tricky little leprechauns covered his whole door with a sheet of paper and dared him to leave his room.

We've been having lots of fun at our house. And don't forget the Lucky Charms. Everyone has had their share to keep the luck running strong.

But my favorite is the Irish Soda bread from Zeppole's next to succulent corned-beef and cabbage and boiled red potatoes. I'm in heaven just thinking about it.

Ahh, but back to me gold. You will win a piece of gold that is close to my heart. Pulsar. I'll send the lucky winner a stuffed version of my favorite golden dragon. Don't worry, this one can't breathe fire.

So, on with the game!
The green color on the flag represents the 1.______________________ (most of whom are Roman Catholic). The orange color represents the British supporters of 2.___________________who settled in Northern Ireland in the 17th century (most of whom are Protestant). The white in the center of the flag represents 3.___________________



The symbol of the Claddagh Ring


The hands are there for 4.__________________,

The heart is there for 5.____________________.

For 6.___________________ throughout the year,

The crown is raised above

What do the 4 leaves symbolize?
One leaf is for 7.______________
The second for 8._____________
The third for 9._______________
And the fourth for 10._______________
One more thing.... tell me your favorite thing about St. Patrick's day!
Rules for the game.... out of those who leave a comment and answer ALL TEN correctly, one will be drawn. If only one answers all of them right, that person wins. And you can bet your lucky buttons that if you don't leave your e-mail, I'll not be finding you very quick. If no one gets them all right, no one wins. And since it's so easy to copy each other, go ahead and do it, but tell me your favorite thing about St. Patrick's day too!!!!
The winner will be announced on Saturday. Good luck to all of you!
Oh, and Get Your Green On!!!

9 comments:

throuthehaze said...

1. nationalist tradition
2. unionist tradition
3. peace between them
4. friendship
5. love
6. loyalty
7. hope
8. faith
9. love
10. luck

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Emily Brown said...

Yay!!! I found them!!! lol

1.Native People
2.william of orange
3.peace between the two groups
4.friendship
5.love
6.loyaltly
7.faith
8.hope
9.love
10.luck


emilyb3342@bellsouth.net

Tami said...

1. Irish nationalist
2. Orange Institution
3. A truce between the two
4. Friendship
5. Love
6. Loyalty
7. Hope
8. Faith
9. Love
10. Luck

I love being able to pinch people not wearing green! :)

Thanks for the contest!

ChiChai Hana said...

1. Irish nationalist tradition
2. Orange tradition
3. Lasting truce between the Irish nationalist and Orange traditions
4. friendship
5. love
6. loyalty
7. faith
8. hope
9. love
10. luck

My favorite thing about St. Patty's Day is... the fun gold coins, pinching games, new drinking games/watching who gets drunk first, lol!

Thanks and hope you're having fun!
chichai_hana at hotmail dot com

ossmcalc said...

1. native people of Ireland
2. William of Orange
3. peace between these two groups of people
4. friendship
5. love
6. loyalty
7. Faith
8. Hope
9. Love
10. Luck

My favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day is the rememberance of my maternal grandfather whose father and mother came from County Cork in Ireland. We used to play dominoes together any time that we could. This day brings back the memories of the many happy times that Papa and I spent together.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Elizabeth Morgan said...

1. Irish nationalist tradition (Irish Catholics)
2. Orange Tradition
3. Peace between both of the sections
4. Friendship
5. Eternal Love
6. Loyalty and lasting fidelity
7. Faith
8. Hope
9. Love
10. Luck

My favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day is the fact that we always have green food during our meals. We had awesome cake that was like a Polk Cake with Chocolate sauce and a cream on top. It was very yummy.
--Elizabeth Morgan
4everareader@comcast.net

Aik said...

1. The green represents the Irish nationalist tradition of Ireland

2. The orange represents the Orange tradition in Ireland

3. The white representing peace between them. The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the 'Green' and the 'Orange'.

4. Friendship (the hands)

5. Love (the heart)

6. Loyalty (the crown)

7. One leaf is for FAITH.

8. The second for HOPE.

9. The third for LOVE.

10. And the fourth for ... Druids held the 4 leaf clover in high esteem and considered them a sign of LUCK.

My favorite thing about St. Patrick's day is that I can pinch people if they are not wearing green.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

aikychien at yahoo dot com

enyl said...

1.Cathoic for independence
2.Supporters of the Protestan William the Orange
3.Peace resulting from the truce between the two factions.
4.friendship
5.eteernal love
6.loyalty
7.faith
8.hope
9.love
10.luck
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Learning said...

1. Irish nationalist tradition
2. Orange tradition
3. A truce between the two
4. friendship
5. love
6. loyalty
7. faith
8. hope
9. love
10. luck

My favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day is that it's a great chance to get together with friends and drink and not seem like alcoholics, lol. It's just a lot of fun in all.

kimplovely at gmail dot com