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.
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.