Erin go bragh 2023

St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17 each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17 is that — it said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century — circa A.D. 493.

We are honoring the day with a wonderful classic hat created in “the green and the gold”. We named it Erin.

Erin Hattingdon

The word “Erin” is of Gaelic origins, and an Irish word for “Ireland.”

Erin go bragh is an anglicization of Éire go brách, which literally means “Ireland to the end of time.”

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The name “Christmas pudding” is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.

Christmas pudding (or plum pudding) is sweet dried-fruit pudding traditionally served as part of Christmas dinner in Britain and other countries to which the tradition has been exported. Therefore this includes United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Plum Hattingdon

What is a Plum Pudding?

Plum pudding is usually made up of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon, and dates, along with other ingredients.  In England, traditionally every person in the home holds onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. While they are stirring, they also make a wish!  

Plum pudding is also called plum duff.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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St Patricks’s Day 2019

Céad Míle Fáilte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.

On March 17, people all over the world celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, and the wearing of the green. So are we. Look!

Kieran Hattingdon.

Story of Patrick . . .

From we have the story of the Patrick who became the Patron Saint of Ireland.

Patrick was born in Scotland. When he was about fourteen years old, he was captured and brought to Ireland. As a slave, he was forced to take care of sheep. Patrick prayed often during his captivity. The people of Ireland at this time were not Christian. Patrick learned about their beliefs and practices.

When Patrick was twenty years old, he escaped from slavery and returned home. He never forgot the people of Ireland and wanted to return to teach them about Christianity. Patrick began studying for the priesthood and was eventually ordained a bishop. He was then sent by the Pope to Ireland as a missionary.

There are many legends about Saint Patrick. One such legend has it that he used a shamrock, a plant growing in Ireland, to explain the Blessed Trinity. Just as the shamrock has one stem with three parts, there are three distinct Persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Because of this, the shamrock is the traditional symbol of Ireland.

Shamrock clipart 130 x 168 pixels.

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To all our Hattingdon® friends:

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

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Shamrock clipart 130 x 168 pixels.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

With love, Hattingdon Horses

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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