Congressman Donnelly to Spend St. Patrick’s Day at the White House

Joe Donnelly
Congressman Joe Donnelly

St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday and if you’re Irish, this is your day to celebrate. St. Patrick of course was the patron saint of Ireland, and St. Patrick’s day began as a Catholic holiday. In the past three to four centuries though, it has become more of a secular celebration of Irish culture.

It might surprise you to know that the color blue was originally associated with St.
Patrick, but over the years that has changed to green. It’s said that St. Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock to explain the trinity to the Irish.

U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly, who is Irish, was asked where he will be

“I’d like to be home, but I’m going to be in Washington,” he said. “Actually, I was invited to the White House to greet the Irish Prime Minister who is coming over to our country. I guess since my last name is Donnelly, they’ve invited me over for the event.”