What can I say about Saint Patrick’s Day that hasn’t been said before. Not a lot really. With the Irish diaspora scattered on the four corners of the globe, St Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated national holidays in the world.
As a young child in the Hughes household, St Patrick’s day meant we could break our Lenten vows and eat as many sweets as we could consume. The highlight of the day was a trip into town to see the parade and my brother and I would fight over who got to sit on my dads shoulders so we could see what was going on.
The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a day enjoyed by the young
And the not so young…
But a day when everyone is proud to be Irish
But now as a “sensible” and mature woman I shall be a lot more subdued, although I might dye the dog green….
Somehow I don’t think he would ever forgive me!
Wherever you are in the world and however you choose to spend it, I wish you all a very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona.
But please remember people …….. It’s Paddy’s Day, but not Patti’s Day!! Never Patti’s Day 🙂