Happy St Paddys

Last Update: March 15, 2019

Tomorrow is a holiday that my family and many families around the globe celebrate and it's also one of my favorite holidays. I never see people upset over St Paddy's day holiday whereas certain other holidays can create depression for some folks like Christmas.

I also like the 4th of July because again no one ever seems bummed out over that holiday. Every year we have green beer, corned beef and cabbage and wear green attire for St Paddys day, I know it's funny, but it's our tradition and we always have a great time.

So I thought I would take the time to wish everyone a happy St Paddys day and for those that don't partake in the holiday, have a great day anyway. I am a mixed mutt in ethnicity being English, Irish, German and French, my father was English and Irish and my mom German and French.

People ask me why I call it St Paddys instead of St Pattys considering it is for St Patrick and my answer is that my dad once told me that in Ireland you wouldn't dare call a man patty, it's insulting. Thanks to that I have always known the holiday as St Paddys day in my family.

My dad passed away years back, but I always toast him and wish him a happy St Paddys day. I'm pretty sure it was his favorite holiday alongside Thanksgiving, I think that's because they both involved food...lol. Christmas meant money spent so it wasn't his favorite holiday.

I decided to write this one day early, I'd rather be a day early than a day late and I'm not sure how much I will be on here tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow no matter if you celebrate the holiday or not.

Happy St Paddys Day Everyone.

John

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WaynePro Premium
Happy St. Paddy's Day, John. I once lived in Ireland when I was on a 3-year assignment for a US Company and I remember my Irish friends commenting on how they never understood the craziness that this saint's day holiday caused in the states. It was essentially just another day to honor one of the many saints holidays that the Irish Catholics observed. They were amazed that in Chicago for example, hell, they died a whole river green!!

So, thank you, John, for bringing back some great memories of my times and my Irish friends! Let's raise our pints of Guinness in the air to ol' St. Paddy's Day!!



All the best,

Wayne
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Wayne,
I often have wondered what the holiday is like over in Ireland. I've never traveled to Ireland, my mom has been there twice, but not at this time of the year. I guess my family celebrated because we are Catholics with at least some Irish heritage, but I think my dad liked it most for the beer and corned beef and cabbage...lol

John
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lesucation Premium
Hi John,

Happy St Paddy's day to you and yours or perhaps it could be called St Guiness Day!!!!
Great, interesting post.

By the way, apart from English and Irish, do you speak German and French?

Have a fabulous Green Day!

Leslie
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Hi Leslie,
No I don't speak German or French, maybe a couple of words at best. My dad spoke a little German, but my grandparents were fluent in both. They would have disagreements using foreign languages in front of us kids so we had no idea what they were saying....lol

All The Best
John
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi John, Happy St Paddys Day to you and your family, hope you have a great day!
Jenny
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singaompong Premium
Have a great and happy holiday with good foods :)
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FlorencioQ Premium
Have an awesome St.Patrick's Day John.
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