March 17th


ST. PATRICK’S DAY – If there is anyone in the English speaking world (or at least Canada) who doesn’t know about this celebration, I would like to meet them. On this day, even people without a smidgeon of Irish DNA wear green and head out to consume green beverages.

A public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador,  this day marks the death of St Patrick in 461 AD.  But it was a story written about this saint in 1726 that inspiried people to wear green and use the shamrock as a symbol of the trinity.

Having an ancestry that is mostly Irish and British, I am celebrating this year with quiet vigour.  I will cook a batch of Irish stew and we will wash it down with a beer.  And I will wear green.

Happy St Paddy’s Day!!

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