St. Patrick's Day.
Another religious holiday augmented by us heathens...
Some people are told that we celebrate St. Patty's day because of Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, but that's only partly true. The 'snakes' actually refer to pagans, and St. P was responsible for bringing mainstream Christianity to the emerald isle.
Feel slightly more educated now? Good. I'm done with that. ONTO THE BEER!
St. Patrick's day, along with Cinco de Mayo and New Year's eve, is one of the famous "trinity of drinking holiday" days in the US. This is actually funny, because 2 of the 3 holidays is celebrating another country. Even funnier is the fact that Cinco de Mayo isn't even celebrated in Mexico, but we will cover that topic in may.
I'm still under the weather, so I won't be participating in the festivities tonight. However, if you're going out, drink one for me. Pub crawls, "Kiss me I'm Irish" parties, etc are going to be a big to-do tonight.
A toast! To Christianity! For giving us yet another excuse to drink too much, make fools of ourselves, and hook up with strange bedfellows!
|I'll drink to that!|