How to spend this St. Patrick’s Day
We know that St. Patrick died in the fifth century and that the Irish have observed the anniversary of his death for over 1,000 years. What we are not exactly sure of is at what point it became a rule that you have to wear green or get pinched by random people all day. As the story goes, people wearing green are invisible to leprechauns – who, for some reason – pinch everything they can see.
Just to be on the safe side, have something green handy on St. Patrick’s Day to avoid those mischievous little leprechauns when they come out to pinch people, hide their gold, or do whatever a mythological cobbler would in his free time. Any of these long sleeve rhinestone St. Patrick’s day t-shirts should keep them away while you celebrate (or pretend) being Irish – which usually entails some fun activities, such as:
- Drinking green beer.
- Watching the Empire State Building or Chicago River turn green.
- Singing Irish folk songs.
A new development in the constantly evolving history of St. Patrick’s Day is the idea of going green environmentally as well. Before dressing up in your green outfit to go drink green beer, you can take a quicker-than-normal shower. You can also use this day to:
- Replace the bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- Eat locally grown veggies.
- Unplug your electronics when you’re not using them.
Having fun while doing something great for the world – even St. Patrick might approve.
But, there is still that pesky leprechaun situation. Keep your home safe from them while you’re out having a good time by setting up an extra large lighted shamrock. The shiny green light ought to be enough to keep your home invisible from those little bearded guys.
However you want to celebrate on March 17, just remember to wear green and be safe.
Image by Garry Knight