Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wearin' o' the Green

Being half Irish, I had to do a special post for St. Patrick's Day, but I don't really have any kind of a theme idea, so this is just a mish-mash of different green and Irish things that have popped into my head!
Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly is a beautifully illustrated story from Ireland. When I taught English we would study as many versions of Cinderella as we could and I have an entire shelf devoted to these stories from around the world.
Right next door to me, in Suffolk County, MA, March 17 is also Evacuation Day, an official holiday commemorating the evacuation of British forces from the city of Boston during the Revolutionary War. Schools and government offices are closed. If March 17 falls on a weekend, schools and government offices are closed on the following Monday in observance. Do you think it's a coincidence that this Irish city doesn't have to work on St. Patty's Day? HMMM.... When will Norfolk County decide to honor this day, too?
PRIDE IN OUR HERITAGE!My nephew dressed up for the holiday last year.And his brother enjoyed having his picture taken
courtesy of Bennigan's restaurant in Boston.

I'd like to end with a traditional Irish blessing for all of my readers.

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Smilingsal said...

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Elizabeth! Have a good St. Patrick's Day. I hope you get some corned beef and cabbage.

Jewelgirl said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Elizabeth!
I have left a few messages that you
won a leaf/pearl long necklace at
my other blog 'Jewelgirl Loves Jewelry'! I need your address to mail
the necklace to you. I have comment
moderation on at Jewelgirl Loves
Jewelry, so your address remains
private. Thanks :) Jewelgirl

Dorte H said...

Charming post! And I like your pride in being half Irish.
I am from the very northern part of Denmark which is called Vendsyssel, and most of us never forget where we come from. (Other Danes will tell you we are far to pleased about our heritage, but there you are).

Lucy said...

Hi Elizabeth! Happy St.Patricks Day!

Lisa said...

I love that girl Irish hat.