Happy St. Paddy's Day

I love random holidays, the non-religious ones like the 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, and my all-time favorite St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love religious holidays too, but in a different more purposeful way.

Ten years ago (wow – that is unbelievable – ten years), one of my best friends and I were in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17th. We watched the parades, wandered around the city and tried, unsuccessfully I am sure, to blend in.

St. Paddy's Festivities

Our St. Paddy's Day Festivities

And I fell in love with the city. And I fell in love with the Irish. And I fell in love with St. Patrick’s Day. Years later, I can’t let March 17th pass without lingering on the memories and enjoying a big green beer.

What is your favorite random holiday? And this time, you can’t say Christmas or Easter.

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  • John Ireland

    probably easy to guess with my last name :), but St. Paddy’s Day is my fave.

    i have yet to visit Eire…sad, i know. it is on my wife’s and my “short list”.

    i did spend a St. Paddy’s Day (years ago, before i accepted Christ) in London, England. THAT was an adventure. 🙂

  • Jessica

    4th of july there is something about Fireworks that I love !!! I have the best childhood memories from the 4th also. and since i moved to nash, we camp out about 330 on 1st ave and wait for the show .I love it!