I’m feeling fairly confident that this year’s St. Paddy’s Day celebrations will be ones that people won’t forget! I’m not Irish, so it’s never been a big holiday at my house. I was surprised to find out how many different ways people celebrate in March—here’s how everyone else celebrates the month:
We celebrate my hubby’s birthday on March 17. I have told him that everyone celebrates his birthday. Lol.
Texas didn’t really celebrate like the eastern part of the country did so I’d never really had a big celebration until my husband and I started attending conventions that were held around the middle of March. I got to enjoy celebrations in Washington DC, St. Louis and Denver.
(I never knew it was a regional thing!)
I am a missionary to Honduras and my husband and I have been here for 33 years serving the people of Honduras, showing God’s love to them. We work with churches serving poor children and in the prisons.
In Honduras, we celebrate Father’s Day on March 19. I love to tell my husband he gets to celebrate twice since we celebrate in March and then again in June.
If you assume that my family, the Taraskiewiczs, never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, you are totally correct. For our family, green and white were colors signifying Christmas. My celebration in March was on the 19—the feast day of St. Joseph. March 19 meant no school for us students at St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic grade school in Jackson, Michigan where Rev. Joseph Nowaczyk was the pastor. It was exciting, for eight years, to be the only school in the entire city to have a “free day”!
However you’re celebrating this month, have fun, be safe, and—please!—wash your hands!