Happy Saint Patrick's Day! You know, I've never cared about Saint Patrick's Day. I never knew about the tradition of pinching someone if they didn't wear green until we moved to Ohio. I thought it was the stupidest tradition, especially when I would get pinched all day long at school. I don't know if I ever owned anything green other than a pin or a pair of socks. I'm not Irish and I don't believe in luck, so celebrating Saint Patrick's Day is really a wash for me.
Until I learned.....
While many Catholics still observe Saint Patrick's Day by going to mass, the holiday has slowly evolved to become a celebration of Irish heritage. Through the years, shamrocks, ethnic cuisines and wearing green has adapted to other countries' traditions such as Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada, along with many cities across the United States.
So there you have it. Saint Patrick wasn't even Irish but because he spread Christianity throughout Ireland for so many years, he became a legend that many parts of the world celebrate his success today.
And with that history, we made a little holiday, a big deal... well, at least as big of a deal as I could on a holiday I never cared about before.