Where I live, we claim to be Irish (ahem… some actually are IRISH), we wear green, we sing Irish songs, we eat corned beef and cabbage (why are potatoes not on this menu?), we drink green beer, we dye our rivers green, we paint green stripes down our boulevards, we have parades and we wear ribbons in our hair and shamrocks on our clothes.
Ok, this is the deal …we celebrate this day for a guy (Patrick) who wasn’t Irish but is the patron saint of Ireland. Hmm. This thing has gone viral!
Since my mom was full blooded Irish, we basked in this special day because we were Irish …so it was OUR day!
The best thing about St Patrick’s Day is all the fiddlers and Irish musicians come out of hiding, dust off their sheet music and make wonderful sounds.
Here’s some pretty music from Skean Dubh who played in Lyons, CO.
Another traditional Irish music band is lovely Lough Key.
And a very special Irish Blessing to you all:
May the roads rise to meet you,
May the winds be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
Putting on the Irish
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Happy St Patrick’s Day mom!
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