But I remember St. Patrick’s Day being a fun day. I used to attend Catholic school and we always had the day off. We would make a point of ticking off the public school kids because they had to go to school. The public school kids had a lot more days off then we did, and they would shove it in our faces when we had to go to school on their holidays. It was all in fun, though.
I also remember at work, everyone wore green, no matter what race, religion, color, we all became Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. (The only color that got someone in trouble on St. Patrick’s Day was wearing orange. It has something to do with the British. If you’re ever in New York on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t wear orange. It’s not a good thing.)
And I loved seeing the green line painted down Fifth Avenue for the parade. And the food was green, green bagels, green beer, green everything, and eating corned beef and cabbage (the best) was the food of the day.
The restaurants were “Standing Room Only.” It was hard to find a restaurant to eat in. Every restaurant had people standing in line waiting to get in.
I have fond memories of St. Patrick’s Day in New York. Since I left New York, I haven’t found too many cities that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as they do in New York.
Memories of the past…
Anyway, happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone. Eat some corned beef and cabbage, and wear the “green.” No orange, please. And carry a four-leaf clover for luck.
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