St. Patrick's Day - March 17

Monday, March 17, 2014

Today is March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day, and you don’t need to be Irish to celebrate one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick, who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Though not a federal holiday in the USA, Saint Patrick's Day is a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture. St. Patrick's Day festivities concentrate on Irish themed parties, big parades, and religious observances. People celebrating often dress in green clothing and may consume food and drink dyed green, although my favorite St. Patrick’s Day scene is when Chicago dyes the famous Chicago River green.

The Irish have the gift of a clever wit and they are well-known for their memorable sayings and proverbs. Let me share some with you on this St. Patrick's Day:

- "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." -Oscar Wilde

- May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

- Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be looking for it all day.

- "A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all." - George Bernard Shaw

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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