Wear green or you’ll get pinched! Don’t wear red or you’ll get kissed! Or something along those lines. I don’t know what the real deal is, I’m not Irish.
Do the Irish even know? I have a sneaky suspicion that the way we (Americans), celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is made up and based on nothing. I read somewhere that the Saint in question died on March 17th. So we’re celebrating his death? Was he bad? If so, why celebrate him at all? If he was good, maybe we could celebrate him on the day he entered this world. Seems more uplifting to me.
Do any of my American friends know why we celebrate this holiday?
Another thing I read was that he “drove all the snakes out of Ireland.” Not being a big fan of snakes, that sounds like something worth celebrating. But, is that true? Upon further investigation, I found that St. Patrick was allegedly the Saint that brought Christianity to Ireland. But again, I have no idea if that is true or not. If you care to enlighten me, feel free!
I suppose all Holidays are based on stories passed down for generations until they are so deluded, we only know snippets of the real story. After all, every history book was written by man, human error is eminent.
So, why all the green? Why the punishment for not wearing green? Whatever the answer, here are some adorable pics of the kiddos decked out in all of their green. We didn’t leave the house, but I still didn’t want them to run the risk of getting pinched.
Another question. Aside from being just about wearing green (for the kiddos so they can be involved, I suspect), it’s all about drinking. I can only imagine the jump in sales for Jameson and Guiness the week leading up to this Holiday. Just another excuse to get sh**-faced.
To each his own, but this year I’m out. It’s the middle of the week, I’m on the clock, and I ALWAYS get a hangover (anytime I drink, not just St. Patrick’s Day.)
So. Now that March 17th is out of the way, bring on Easter!!
Maybe someone can explain to me once and for all why a bunny hiding dyed eggs represents the day Christ was risen.
Whatever the case, I’m looking forward to doing some fun Easter crafts!
What about you? Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What about Easter? Are you going to get crafty with the kiddos? If you have any great crafts, please share!!