Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

MacroMondays_Green 001 - leprechaun jewel in the woods

“MacroMondays_Green 001” by VinceFL of Flicker – Courtesy of Compfight. He says, “I *almost* caught a leprechaun in the woods by one of my favorite parks! As he slipped out of my grasp, this jewel fell from his hat!”

(Photo byΒ VinceFL via Compfight)

I’m not Irish, in fact I’m half Scottish, but when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around this year, I’d like to join in and take part. There will be the smell of corned beef and cabbage cooking in the crock pot and I’ll be on the look-out for mischief and theΒ leprechauns.

May you all have a special day with many Irish blessings coming your way.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table

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10 thoughts on “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  1. Oh God, I am really really late when it comes on worldwide celebrations, and though more than one month elapsed from St Patrick’s Day, I am sending you my belated wishes, Pat πŸ˜€

    In fact, since we don’t have any Irish inheritance in Mauritius, St Patrick’s Day isn’t commemorated, but it’s very interesting nonetheless that we know more about that celebration, since lots of Mauritians and Seychellois choose Ireland, UK, USA, Canada and Australia to settle, study or to work. It’s good that as they choose Anglo-Saxon destinations since they were British colonies before being proclaimed independent, they come to know about the different celebrations which exist in those nations.

    I did some researches to know more about the St Patrick’s Day and was impressed about how it became such popular not only in Ireland but even in the whole world, especially since I came to discover that there were so many Americans with Irish inheritance and who also care about those traditions from their ancestors. It’s a proof how Irish culture is incredible rich and at the same time mysterious and full of great legends πŸ™‚ Here is a link I discovered where I came to know more about St Patrick’s Day in simpler explanations: http://www.euronews.com/2016/03/16/ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-saint-patrick-s-day/

    But what mostly impressed me was the river of Chicago dyed green for five hours on St Patrick’s Day. It’s incredible! But do other regions in the USA also dye rivers and lakes green on that occasion? And as I am curious, I tried to do researches about how St Patrick’s Day is celebrated especially in Denver and saw a link about participation in a yearly parade, have you already taken part in those parades before? http://www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com/

    • No problems on St. Patrick’s Day, Uma. It is a fun and interesting holiday full of legend and mystique. I don’t think they color the rivers green in too many places like they did in Chicago. That’s the first time I heard of that. With regard to the parade in Denver, I know that’s been pretty popular for years, though I’ve never been to it. I’m glad you enjoyed the read and learning about this fun holiday. πŸ™‚

      • While reading your latest answer, I remembered also how I heard about the St Patrick’s Day for the first time. I was 19 years old and started getting used to the Internet. There was a site on which I loved going for sending and receiving electronic greeting cards, http://www.bluemountain.com/. There was an electronic greeting card showing a leprechaun who mentioned that, if we are not wearing green, he is going to pinch us πŸ™‚ He teased several of his friends, asking them whether they were wearing green. Some of his friends tricked him pretending not wearing green whereas they were hiding their green clothes under other non green ones, some of them really never wore green and got pinched by him. I wanted to know a little more about it, and got the answer through a link I just discovered about getting pinched if we don’t wear green on St Patrick’s Day: http://wgno.com/2016/03/10/why-do-we-pinch-people-not-wearing-green-on-st-patricks-day/

        Indeed that’s true, it’s very interesting and enriching to know about those cultures from the world and the fun of being pinched as well for not wearing green πŸ™‚ I also saw something interesting about Leprechauns as well on that link, which is a proof that they are still living legends in real life: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62173/15-lucky-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-leprechauns

        • Hello again, my friend. Don’t you love the internet and all the unique little things you can find out? I didn’t know that about why you can get pinched if you don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. There are many celebrations all over the world I’ve never heard of but, like you, it’s interesting when I learn about it.

          • Hello again dear friend πŸ™‚

            Of course I love the internet since there are so many things you can discover through it. For the pinching, even I never understood about it until I saw that interactive greeting card, but it seems it doesn’t exist anymore on the site bluemountain.com since I couldn’t retrace it. But I had the explanation through the links I shared with you and it’s very nice to know effectively about those traditions.

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