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Happy St Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

You don’t *have* to be Irish to enjoy this day – happy St Patrick’s Day!

Make sure you are wearing something green or you may get pinched… then again you might like getting pinched – snort LOL. I think daddy has his lucky green Irish shirt out to wear today and mom is wearing her green Irish socks. I think they are safe. I think they need to put my green vest on so I can be festive as well. Perhaps mom will get camera happy and take a picture for later on for every one.

I’ve got some St Patrick day facts for you – how many did you know?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.

Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock. Did you know that mom and dad have been to restaurants on this date where the sweet tea is green! Shocking huh? But the bigger shocker is that the actual color of St Patrick’s Day is blue. Green became associated with St Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day include, “May the roof above us never fall and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

St Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.

In Chicago on St Patrick’s Day, the rivers are dyed green.20130216-212048.jpg

In Seattle on St Patrick’s Day, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Savannah, Georgia is the second biggest parade party for St Patricks day. Savannah holds a special place in my heart as well as my parents. Did you know that mom and dad adopted me from a little town about 80 miles from Savannah called Bruxton. Small world huh?

Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal for young and old, was created in 1963 with it’s popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Do you remember the tune?

Hearts, Stars and Horseshoes – Clover and Blue Moons – Pots of gold and rainbows – And the red balloon. That’s the luck of me lucky charms! Their magically delicious!

 

 
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16 responses to “Happy St Patrick’s Day

  1. Jovina Coughlin

    03/17/2015 at 12:36 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you.

     
  2. easyweimaraner

    03/17/2015 at 12:39 pm

    Oh I bet the four leaf clover guided your pawrents directly to you. Guess what? my momma never ate lucky charms, because she feared the leprechaun guy… he had the same crazy eyes like Jack Nicholson in Shining :o)

     
    • PigLove

      03/17/2015 at 1:23 pm

      Oh snorts and rolls with laughter. We don’t keep Lucky Charms here at the Hotel Thompson. Someone – not mentioning names daddy – eats all of the marshmallow goodies. Snorts. Happy St Patrick’s Day brother! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Molly The Wally

    03/17/2015 at 3:56 pm

    Have a terrific Tuesday and happy St Patrick’s Day.
    Best wishes Molly

     
  4. Reilly & Denny

    03/17/2015 at 4:14 pm

    any excuse to celebrate is a good excuse – Happy St Patrick’s day

     
    • PigLove

      03/18/2015 at 9:05 am

      So very true my sweet friends!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. sunsetdragon

    03/17/2015 at 8:35 pm

    Happy St Pattys Day sweet Bacon.

     
    • PigLove

      03/18/2015 at 9:05 am

      Thanks my dear friend – you too! XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Fozziemum

    03/18/2015 at 12:22 am

    Happy St Paddy’s Day Bacon 🙂 and here’s to the Irish in us all…”I’m looking over a four leaf clover that overlooked beforeeeeeee” loves Fozziemum xxx

     
    • PigLove

      03/18/2015 at 9:06 am

      aaww – that’s a great toast 🙂 I think mom had to much green last night. XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. wallaceandsamuel

    03/18/2015 at 1:12 am

    Happy St Paddy’s Day Bacon! We find it so interesting that it’s such a big day in the US of A, the only reason we really know about it is because Mom is Catholic and went to a Catholic school, so she learnt all about St Paddy and his way with snakes *BOL*
    Wally & Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      03/18/2015 at 9:09 am

      Snorts and rolls with laughter. It is educational in the least to think about how many different holidays we all have all over the world. I know the other day it was Mother’s Day in the UK. We don’t celebrate that until May. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. finleywestie

    03/18/2015 at 1:18 am

    Happy St. Paddy’s!

     
    • PigLove

      03/18/2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks my friend! Hope you had a wonderful one as well 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. The Canadian Cats

    03/22/2015 at 1:54 am

    Those St. Pat’s facts are right on my friend.

    Kitty Kisses.

    Kali

     
    • PigLove

      03/23/2015 at 11:33 am

      YAY!! It was such a great and fun day. XOXO – Bacon

       

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