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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Why tinker with perfection? Visit Jarod's Forge for his wonderful article, Leprechaun's with Botox: The History of St. Patrick's Day in America.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Katja said...

I just added one of my favourite Dubliners songs into my blog. And Happy St. Patrick's Day !!! When are we travelling to Dublin ???

March 17, 2007 5:19 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

I just read, that there is a St.Patrick's Day parade in Helsinki !!!! What ???

March 17, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger onlyjokinglasse said...

Joo, joo: believe it. More info in
http://www.finnish-irish.fi/ajankohtaissivu.html
We Finns have to use every excuse to party. Otherwise it is so dull during the long winter. Or autumn. Or any time of the year.

March 17, 2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

I do not celebrate him, neither would I were I an Irish.
There's nothing really much to celebrate about converting ppl from their old religion to something ELSE.

I'm not talking about which faith is better or worse.

March 17, 2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

On a second thought: sorry for all of you - I don't want to spoil your festival/celebration ...

March 17, 2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger Jarod said...

Cheers Anniina! Thanks for linking :) Happy St. Patrick's to all!
Szelsofa - I understand, and it's good point. But if you go far enough back, many holidays have some dark episode in their history. Probably the thing to do is just relax and enjoy yourself. It's up to you, of course.

March 17, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Katja - remember how for our XV anniversary we talked about going to Ireland, but money was tight? What if we planned it for this year and celebrated our XX yrs in Ireland???

March 17, 2007 3:30 PM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Well, I thought I would get angry responses for my comment. Sometimes I say what's in my heart - regardless of how it may hurt anyone... I'm sorry again.
And I am thankful for Jarod for seeing my point, instead of being as quick tempered as I am....
I'm trying to celebrate holidays where nothing darkens the positivity of the feast. I used to wholeheartedly celebrate St Stephen, our first Christian king on August 20 for example - later I found out about the methods he used to convert pagans.... The similarity to St. Patrick is striking. Defending the old religion is one of my weak points. Or strong ones. It's up to you.

March 18, 2007 2:25 PM  

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