Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

A special shout out to my fellow Protestants of Ulster Scots ancestry. I haven’t been out yet today, but when I do go out I plan to don a shirt similar to this one (but minus the clover). Sadly, the history and symbolism behind the color is so little known here in the U.S. that it rarely gets noticed, let alone commented on. Oh, well. I guess that If I were to don such a shirt emblazoned with the Ulster Banner it wouldn’t cause offense. I’ll have to think about that for next year.

I might also see about getting ahold of a small quantity of Guinness to sip with dinner tonight. As long as it’s been since I’ve partaken of any kind of alcohol, I wonder if I’ll be able to finish drinking it.

So enjoy the remains of the day. This is, if I’m not mistaken, the second Saint Paddy’s Day celebration since the advent of COVIDIOCY, so consider how that impacts public celebrations.

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Just an ordinary, flawed man grateful for the redemptive blood of Jesus who struggles to extend the forgiveness and understanding to others with which he has been blessed.

7 thoughts on “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

  1. Apparently common in America up until the mid 19th Century, but largely unknown today, Protestant Orange St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, while very rare, aren’t COMPLETELY dead in America, as this video proves:

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    1. Now that’s interesting!

      I’ve seen articles on St. Patrick’s Day and why Protestants should observe it too on the late Ian Paisley’s website, back in the day.

      I think they’ve forgotten we have July 12th. šŸ˜‰

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      1. I wonder if there are any 12th of July celebrations in the U.S.? Aren’t there a few in Canada?

        There’s a YouTube video posted out there from a few years back of a 12th celebration in Benidorm, Spain, of all places. Then again, Benidorm is all Brits during the Summer, so I guess it made sense that some Ulster turistas would stage an impromptu celebration.

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    1. I wore my orange polo shirt yesterday,but I shouldn’t have bothered, for all the notice I got (i.e., none). In fact, I didn’t even see that many people wearing green! I think COVIDIOCY has dampened everyone’s celebratory spirit, perhaps irreparably. šŸ˜„šŸ˜«

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