Friday, March 16, 2007

St. Patrick's Day and You

Every year I do my personal best to celebrate St. Patrick and my Irish roots (mother nee Pierce). Most people, both Irish and Irish-for-a-day, actual know very little about the holiday. My favorite source on the matter is the History Channel! Here is my favorite piece of history: "On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon." And the best part: "Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage." Can you believe it: BACON and CABBAGE!! How great.

Have a Irish whiskey or an Irish cream in your coffee!
Here is to Ireland and the Irish economy! The wonders of the Irish economy is no hidden secret - they know how to celebrate.

3 comments:

JM said...

Have a great day!

Brother Jeff

Canadian Economist said...

Hi Jeff! Thanks for visiting the blog. I hope you had a good St. Patty's Day singing and dancing.

Spudman said...

And if you couldn't bring yourself to end the pig's happy go lucky existence, you could mix the cabbage with some potatoes, bake and butter and enjoy - colcannon...