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St. Patty’s

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One after another, 

Mugs of vibrant green beer disappear

The lads and lassies in the pub

Cheer for all to hear, 

Toasting to one another

Dark green dresses, scarlet red tresses

A sea of the lucky color, 

Waving around like a field 

Of four-leaf clovers

Next year, 

And the one after that, 

They’ll all gather again,

To graciously celebrate 

The sacred day of the saint

© 16 March 2019, by Haley Scully

So, today is March 17, St. Patrick’s Day! I know many areas are quarantined, and most non-essential places have been closed for the time being. Many of us are hunkered down at home, waiting out this virus. That’s probably not how people were expecting to spend St. Patrick’s Day 2020.

However, I believe we can still make the most out of this day. We can do this by spending time with our loved ones and participating in the hobbies we love. You could break out an old board game for the family to play together. You can marathon the cheesy, but entertaining Leprechaun horror movies. You could put together a fun scavenger hunt for your children with supplies you already have at home.

My point is, even though this isn’t a situation anybody wants, we can still choose to make St. Patrick’s Day, and every other day, as enjoyable as possible. Regardless of how you spend the day, I hope it’s one full of joy, smiles, and laughter! Stay safe out there! And happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀


7 thoughts on “St. Patty’s”


    St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day. Parties featuring Irish food and drinks that are dyed in green food color are part of this celebration. It is a time when children can indulge in sweets and adults can enjoy a “pint” of beer at a local pub. Many restaurants and pubs offer Irish food or drink, which include:
    Irish brown bread.
    Corned beef and cabbage.
    Beef and Guinness pie.
    Irish cream chocolate mousse cake.
    Irish coffee.
    Irish potato champ, also known as poundies, cally or pandy.
    Irish stew.
    Irish potato soup.
    Some people plan a pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Purgatory, which is commonly associated with penance and spiritual healing since the early 13th century. It is on Station Island in Lough Derg in County Donegal where St Patrick had a vision promising that all who came to the sanctuary in penitence and faith would receive a pardon for their sins.

    A Toast from

    “Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
    Who through strategy and stealth,
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
    Here’s a toasting to his health.
    But not too many toastings
    Lest you lose yourself and then
    Forget the good Saint Patrick
    And see all those snakes again.”

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