No seriously, who doesn’t wear green for St. Patrick’s Day? I remember as a kid saying, “hey, don’t pinch me even my underwear are green!”
My mom always thought this green day was just the best, and trust me, we don’t have a single Irish relative. Green food dominated the day– green bagels, green drinks, green plates and silverware, green pasta, and salad of course. Us kids now ask if we are having green dinner once again this St. Patrick’s Day.
This week in school my little one in kindergarten had to make a lepruchaun trap for her homework. We had a blast decorating our oatmel box and cutting out shamrocks. All the while explaining how lepruchauns are tricky little guys as big as your thumb and like gold.
I guess the point of this blog is that sometimes celebrations are just that– celebrations. It really doesn’t matter what ethnicity you are– sometimes holidays are about being silly and giggling– regardless of the background or meaning of it. I wish life was that simple…….. In the meantime I have to think about what is green to eat this March 17th!
Do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day even though you aren’t Irish? We did, actually still do. It always was fun in this Jewish household growing up having a “green day.” We would start the day out with green bagels from Western Bagels, and have a green feast for dinner. You know– green limeade, green pasta, green bread, green salad, and finally, green jello. A Jewish American home without jello is well, about as kosher as a Jewish family celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Did you do anything fun for this holiday even though you aren’t Irish? If you do, let us know and we’ll send you a free Luck ring from www.alefbet.com!
We got a great response from the last promotion, we thought we’d try our fake Irish luck again and send out the second ring in the series. Hey, refer a friend to the site and if they buy something, we’ll send you two different rings you can stack on one finger. We are also on facebook where you can post a comment and we’ll send you the ring.