St. Patricks Day is just around the corner, which means next Saturday you and your friends will don yourselves in lucky green and celebrate the rousing Irish Catholic holiday.
St. Patricks Day was made an official Catholic holiday in the 17th century. It was established to honor Saint Patrick who courageously brought Christianity to Ireland in 432 A.D. Saint Patrick was best known for using the three leafed clover to explain the Trinity to non-Christians.
As St. Patty’s Day approaches you may begin to question why you’re celebrating this Irish Catholic holiday when you’re neither Irish nor Catholic, you’re Texan… Yee-Haw!
Well don’t let this identity crisis cause you to throw away your big green hats, suspenders, and green face paint. Luckily for you on St. Patty’s Day it’s said that everyone is Irish. Joe Keefe, author of Being Irish, Contemplations on the Nature and Meaning of the Irish Race, says deep down you’re Irish if you agree with just one of these tenets:
- You will never play professional basketball.
- You swear very well.
- You have no idea how to make a long story short.
- You think you sing very well.
- You are very good at playing a lot of very bad golf.
- You don’t know the words, but that doesn’t stop you from singing.
- You’re not nearly as funny as you think you are, but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency.
- You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret.
- You are, or know someone, named “Murph.”
- Your parents were on a first name basis with everyone at the local emergency room.
- And last but not least…Being Irish means…your attention span is so short that—oh, forget it.
If you connect with any of Keefe’s Irish sayings then it’s safe to assume you have some green blood in your veins.
So since we’re all a little Irish then what could be better than sharing a little Irish luck in the shape of rich milk chocolate turtles? These cleverly packaged gift sets are sure to be the Texas wish for all your friends & family! Keep a few Lucky Chocolates on hand for unexpected guests and hostess gifts!
And don’t forget to hang your lucky Nordic Horseshoe to bring some extra luck to your home on St. Patrick’s Day!
Even though you may not be Irish or Catholic don’t let that stop you from sharing some of that Irish luck with your Texas family or friends next week.
Happy St. Patricks Day!