Happy St. Patrick's day!
I would say that this is my least favorite "holiday". I'm not grumpy or bah humbuggy about it, it just really isn't my thing. Sure I like a good corned beef or maybe even a shamrock shake, but I have never been a beer drinker and green beer seems even less appealing than regular beer. Plus, it isn't romantic or celebratory of love like Valentine's day. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are biggies so it doesn't even come close to those. Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day all usually have better weather, therefore, they are more fun in my book. It has always just been kind of another day to me. I did once attend the St. Patrick's day celebration in Savannah, Georgia. I believe this is one of the largest parties in the country on St. Patrick's day. It was quite an experience and I did have fun. However, I am not a person that enjoys big, giant crowds of people, so I am not in a big hurry to do it again. The ironic part is that I am now Irish by association. My husband's heritage is 75% Irish. Even more ironic is the fact that he had no idea when St. Patrick's day was until we started dating. Come to think of it, he didn't know when Valentine's day was until we started dating either. It's a good thing that I had something romantic planned for us on our first Valentine's day together, since at some point in our evening at work (we met working together at a restaurant) he looked at me and said "when is Valentine's day"? "Um, that would be today." I don't remember why specifically, but I do remember that it was a stressful time for him that Valentine's day, so he got a pass that year. Oh well, he has been great every year since. Needless to say, I was not surprised a month later when he said, "hey, when is St. Patrick's day"? "Um, that would be today". It is now almost 20 years later and he still actually usually forgets St. Patrick's day. Good thing I don't think of it as big holiday!
Hope you have a great day in whatever way you decided to celebrate (or not) and the luck 'o the Irish to ya!