Thursday, March 17, 2011

lucky charms

It’s a great day to be Irish. And if you’re not Irish, it’s probably a great day for you either way, because chances are your heritage won’t hinder your ability to have a good time. Today is St. Patrick’s Day and while it may be one the rowdiest days of the year, I believe it is also one of the friendliest. There are not too many days when no matter what your culture or background, getting together to drink to a heritage other than your own is such a celebrated thing. Sharing a green beer with a stranger, who may or may not be dressed up as a leprechaun, would seem strange on any day other than today (…in my opinion, at least. I don’t know how many of you drink green beers with leprechauns on a regular basis). Shamrocks, pots of gold and those claiming to be Irish if only for a kiss are just a few sights to be seen that make holidays like this one a fun day to celebrate.
So what is it about St. Patrick’s Day the makes everyone okay with dressing up in green, doing a jig and downing green drinks? Sure, it’s an excuse to get out to the pub early but, let’s be honest, there are a lot of drinkers out there that don’t really need an extra excuse to be frequenting their favourite watering hole. I happen to love Ireland a whole lot and very much want to visit there again but is that really why St. Paddy’s is so widely celebrated? I’ll be the first to admit that although I’ve got quite a bit of Irish in me and I look forward to March 17th every year, I don’t really know why I like today so much. St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate Irish culture, is celebrated around the world and I’m pretty sure that most of us have no idea why we’re celebrating. However, I’m also pretty sure that most of us don’t really care. An excuse to dress differently, make fun foods, decorate or just plain celebrate and I’m probably not going to say no. Why turn down the opportunity to have a good time? I’ll pretty much take any added incentive to get festive! So if it’s the pot of gold that you’re after, or just a good night out, I hope you find what you’re looking for.

Warning: If you do not like corny jokes, do not read on…
Q: What’s Irish and stays out all night?
A: Paddy O’Furniture

Do you celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day? How? Are you Irish?

14 comments:

Kimbirdy said...

hooray for corny jokes! :) i've never really done anything for st. patrick's day other than wear green. but i love your energy for the excuse to celebrate! yay!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I like your corny joke :)
We use to celebrate much more than we do now. I'll probably make some potatoes today and perhaps play some Irish music.

stephanie j said...

hahahaha i love that joke!

la petite coquine said...

I'm not Irish (at least I don't think I am), but I admit that St Patty's Day isn't my favorite of the drinking holidays (New Years and Cinco de Mayo being some famous others). Maybe it's the smell of old beer, but I'd rather celebrate with soda bread and a cup of Irish breakfast tea!

Renée said...

Hehe. I don't celebrate it but it's a lovely celebration!

Krystal said...

WOW that joke was bad, hahaha but so funny :) Hope you had a great paddys day! and yah, i don't need an extra excuse to go to the pub with friends, but i'll take it!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I usually try to do something fun for St. Patty's Day but this year I had to work ALL day! Blah! Hope you had a fun one!

Tara said...

I think I have those same exact pictures from my trip to Ireland...10 years ago! Gah can't believe it's been that long.

tootie said...

Hope you had a great St Patrick's Day! We ate corned beef and cabbage :)

Alice said...

I love that Joke! Guess who.I always love dumb jokes!!

Chiara said...

Hope you had a great St Pattys day, wish I was in Canada for this!!
xo
C.

Lily Riani said...

ahhahah... farnie

photohogger said...

BWHAHAHA that joke!

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