So Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day. It is a day when everyone wears green and drinks a lot of alcohol. Not to mention all the parades held across the country. This is all done in celebration of being Irish.
However, that is not what St. Patrick’s Day was originally about. How many people that celebrate with drink, parades, or wearing green really know what the day is about? I also wonder if anyone remembers the way it was celebrated in the past?
St. Patrick’s Day was originally a celebration to honor St. Patrick. He is credited for brining Christianity to the inhabitants of the isle of Ireland. Originally St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in the form of a large Christian feast with family. It was never intended to be an alcohol induced binge. Where those celebrating the day can’t even remember what happened to them or spend the following day so hung over they hide in a dark house away from people. Why can’t we go back to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a feast instead of drinking?
I also want to know why we make sure to celebrate and Irish holiday. Why don’t we celebrate other ethnicities holidays? Why does the world insist on following a calendar that focuses on Christian holidays and way of life?
I want to invite everyone out there to celebrate a holiday from their own ethnicity this year. That is what I plan on doing this July.
Please join me on July 14th to celebrate Bastille Day. This is a French holiday held to commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution.
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So until next week, sit back and relax with a good book.