Do You Celebrate St Patrick’s Day?
Or does it just happen around you and then go away?
Do you feel lucky on St. Patrick’s Day like something good is going to happen? I can’t remember ever really having something lucky happen to me on St. Patrick’s Day. Or is that luck only something that the leprechaun’s have.
When I was a kid it was all about not getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day. Oh how horrible it was to forget to wear green on that day and be pinched all day by your friends. I have never been a big fan of wearing green clothes so this was an issue for me a couple of times. I don’t know if kids are allowed to pinch in this crazy politically correct world we live in since it is pretty hard to pinch someone without touching them. I hope they can still have some fun with this holiday.
I don’t know all the official rules on this pinching, but I did some internet searches. Some of the results are pretty funny. I have seen some people write about pinching people 3 times as hard as the original person if they pinched them by mistake, there is also something about pinching 10 times. I remember people saying in school, if you are not Irish, then you don’t have to wear green. Who comes up with this stuff? I also read that the legend of the leprechauns is they would pinch you if they saw you but wearing green made you invisible to them.
For adults it is that time of year again where everything is Irish, drinking and good ole St Patty is bantered around like someone we know but most of us don’t have a clue to who he was or what he did.
It’s a great time to socialize and act silly. So have fun with your friends, hire a driver and stay safe. We all want to wake up in the morning…even if it is with a hangover.
And let me leave you with this beautiful video with an Irish Blessing for St. Patrick’s Day.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!