Happy Saint Patrick’s Dayto you! Are you wearing your green todayor do you, perhaps, enjoy the pinching part of this particular holiday?
I remember as a child how exciting it was to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. There was such a playfulness involved in this holiday. We would go to school, our green articles artfully hidden from plainview, in an attempt to trick our classmates. Someone would approach you, fingers perched to pinch, when you would suddenly produce your safety net with an “Aha! I’ve gotgreen socks on! No pinches!” I always thought it would be so smart to wear green underpants. “No one is going to guess I’ve got these on” I would giggle to myself, marveling at how smart I was. Until I was asked to produce proof of such green. Yeah. Not so smart.
For you history buffs, Saint Patrick’s day has officially been celebrated in Ireland sincethe early 1600’s, commemorating the country’s most commonly recognized patron saint. It’s long been recognized as a Christian holiday in Ireland but has since taken a more secular approach celebrating theIrish culture in countries throughout the world.
I’ve always enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day for the sheer casualness it has taken on in this country. There are typically no gifts, no formal dinners, and no candy-coated chocolate eggs (my thighs do not need another one of those holidays.) It’s innocent fun complete with shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage and green beer. It’s enjoyed by both thereligious and the secular and seems to be widely accepted to be just that.
Whether it be withprayer, green beer or both,celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your own style and take the time to enjoy it!
As my family is Irish, it’s always been a fave of ours. My corned beef is thawed, my cabbage is ready and my Guiness is calling…Lol.
Now, if I could just find a danged Lephrechan…all would be well.
Yeah, that’s not asking for too much! =) Set aside some corned beef for me!
Happy day to you and yours!
The Lumberjack's Wife says
Well, I am glad for the reminder so I can send my kids to school in their greens! I have never gotten into St Patrick’s Day.
Lame, I’m know. 🙂
Yes…it’s definitely time to embrace your inner-Irish! =)
Agreed: St Paddy’s day is fun because there is no work to be done!
Finally! A holiday one can just sit back and enjoy! =)
Ha! The green underwear trick is funny. I think I tried that one too.
Yep…tricked them every time. =)
Yes, I am sporting my green. Happy St. Paddy to you!
And to you, my friend! =)
I’m Irish and you would think that this holiday would be one of my favs, but I have never really gotten in to it. I always remembered to wear my green in school. That wasn’t because I was celebrating being Irish, it was so I wouldn’t get pinched!
We did the day at my parents. We had blarney stones, corned beef, cabbage, but no beer , which is cool for me, as just the smell of beer makes me want to yack..
However, I forgot to pack green. I dug a fluorescent pair of green shorts out of my old bedroom from cheerleading camp of days gone by, and pulled them over my jeans. My husband made so much fun of me, I took them off. Then, I proceeded to be pinched by my nephews, which I laughed off, but I gotta say, when my brother pinched the exact same place on my bicep as them, i was tempted to hit him…
Ok, I’m really out of touch! The only thing I knew about the day was wearing green, and shamrocks and leprechauns. But not what any of it means. And I’ve never heard of pinching being part of anything. Odd. I guess my non-celebration of any holiday thing started much earlier in life than I thought! 😀