Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Or as some say, Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Especially to all of you who are Irish!

Today is usually a day when you can witness the Chicago River being green. Yesterday they dyed it that color in celebration of today’s Irish holiday. The St. Patrick’s Day parade was also yesterday, plus there are other special celebrations of this day going on around the city. Visit the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day 2013 website.

To be honest we have never really done much other than maybe wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. I have witnessed the Chicago River being green, but have not attended the parade or any other of the St. Paddy’s Day festivities.

Here are some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day (source: Chicago Tribune):

– There are some 36 million people in the USA who boast of an Irish heritage. 9x that of the population of Ireland itself!

– St. Patrick’s Day was originally a religious Christian holiday. The holiday honored St. Patrick who shared his Christ with Ireland in the fifth century.

– Today the holiday is a celebration of everything related to the Irish.

– March 17, 1762 marked the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. It was held in New York City.

So do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Are you wearing something green, cooking something green or attending any St. Patrick’s Day festivities?


Another inspired post from Mama Kat’s writing prompts: Write a blog post inspired by the word green.

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20 comments

  1. Stefani says:

    I plan on cooking something with green food coloring!

  2. Leilani says:

    This St. Patrick’s Day marks my 7th wedding anniversary!

  3. Lolo says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. So I lived in Chicago until I was 6 & just learned about them dyeing the river THIS year.

  5. Chilling out… though I did stir fry some green veggies earlier :)

  6. HilLesha says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  7. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  8. It is amazing that they can do that.

  9. Courtney says:

    Relaxing this weekend! :)

  10. Kathleen says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. Mellsa says:

    St. Patrick’s Day happens to be a very special day to me cause it’s also my birthday! I couldn’t have asked for a better day of the year to celebrate.

  12. Colleen says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day it is my nephew’s birthday.

  13. What neat facts! Happy St. Patrick’s day.

  14. Lisa says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day@

  15. wearing green and eating corn beef and cabbage for dinner

  16. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  17. We all wore green … but other than that, we didn’t do a thing to celebrate.

  18. We wore green today, that’s about it!

  19. Donna says:

    I didn’t yesterday, but on Saturday I drank green lemonade! :)

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