I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me, but there are a lot of Irish people in the city of Chicago where I live. Growing up in a northside neighborhood, we lived across the street from an Irish family. Mom and dad were born in Ireland and had a lot of children all with Irish names.
I remember when the St. Patrick's Day Parade was always held on March the 17th. This year it was conveniently held on Saturday instead, so more people could attend. They still dye the Chicago River green in honor of the Irish. I have never gone to a parade, I have always enjoyed hearing about them, and watching the politicians marching in them on the nightly news.
McDonald's sells Shamrock Shakes in honor of the Irish, but why were they out of them, when we tried to buy one this past Saturday? Surely they could prepare better than that.
In high school someone was always selling green carnations on March the 17th.
Are you wearing green today? Are you Irish?
Have a great day.