Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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This seems to be an appropriate time to write about St. Patrick’s Day, so I will.  Today is the national holiday of Ireland, and celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries.  It began as a religious holiday, and became a public holiday in 1903.  The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Boston in 1737, but the longest-running and largest parade is in New York, which has run every year since 1762, and today attracts two million spectators and 150,000 marchers.  And green is the color of choice, with a river dyed green in Chicago, a canal in Indianapolis, and fountains in Savannah.  Even those not of Irish ancestry participate in the festivities (in fact, I’ve gone to several “St. Paddy’s Day” parties in the past few years, and I’ve got only one connection – McCracken – and that name hails from Northern Ireland).  So regardless of your background, enjoy!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

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Death at The Cloisters

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One Response to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. Jack Says:

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you, my friend. See you tomorrow at the party. Looking forward to the corned beef and cabbage? I am! And can you wait until you listen to those hostess jokes?

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