“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time-a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”Â AdrienneÂ Cook
Though March 21st is the officialÂ first dayÂ of spring, March 17th is trulyÂ the harbinger of sunny days to come.
St. Patrick’s DayÂ is just plain fun.Â Snakes are said to have been driven away by this popular saintÂ and yetÂ parades “snake” through town in celebration of all that is Irish.
The holidayÂ implies no responsibility for candy or roses or gifts or greeting cards.Â Â A celebrant’s only duty is to wear green, The Great Equalizer thatÂ enables people of all nationalities to share a single ancestry forÂ a day.Â Of course, there are always those who take advantage of a situation and sport shirts or hats demanding “Kiss me.Â I’m Irish!”
On this day,Â everyone of good humor is Irish.Â Â Â Though the smallest dab of green on one’sÂ clothing implies participation in the day’s festivities, it is more fun for children to dress for the occasion. Continue reading