Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

There may be an impression abroad that Paddy's day is a wild party. In fact for most Irish people it is family day. Wearing green and taking the kids to the local parade are part of the tradition,

Only this year my better half and the kids are staying with relatives while I remain home alone due to work commitments. It can be nice to have a quiet house to myself for a change but I do miss them.

5 comments:

Stabs said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you too!

Anton said...

I'm wearing a bright green shirt today. I think it's the first time I remembered in 5 years.

DM Osbon said...

Not sure why so many English people celebrate this traditional Irish day but forgo St Georges Day.

So what will be your gaming vice while the family is away?

Cap'n John said...

MBP, can you clear this one up for me? I'm familiar with the Irish song "The Orange and the Green" so I know that Orange represents Protestants and Green represents Roman Catholics, but I'd read that the traditional colour of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day is actually Blue. Is that correct?

mbp said...

Thank you all for your Paddy's day wishes.

Dm believ it or not I spend several hours today on a Flash tower defence game called Fujitsu Defender. Its not even a great game. I just seem to relax into imbecility whenever my wife and kids are away.

Cap'n John I didn't know about the blue thing but according to Wikipedia the colour blue was associated with St Patrick up to the 18th century. I have only ever known him to be clad in green.