March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Today it is a national holiday in Ireland, celebrating the Saint Patrick's Day.
I never knew of this celebration until my move to the US in the 90s, where this is an unofficial, but highly publicized holiday. I recall how people would be telling me to dress all in green and I had no clue why.

These days this holiday is observed to a more or lesser extend all over Europe, even outside Ireland as well. I guess often as a reason to party in the multitude of Irish pubs and bars, which are so popular all over this continent.

In the spirit of the day and considering that anything Irish is very close to my heart, here is a little something for everyone, who enjoys a perfectly poured Guinness.;)

15 comments:

Blog Princess G said...

A truly beautiful bit of film. Thanks Protege. :)

Betsy said...

Ah...I knew BPG would like that clip! :) Happy St. P day!

Gal Friday said...

Oh boy! My Irish-American husband would be salivating over that if he saw it ;-)

Michelle H. said...

Happy Saint Patrick's day to you!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Happy St. Patty's, darling!! You don't know what a joy it is to receive your comments each time. :]

xx

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ;-)

I hope you had a wonderful day!

xoxo, Shelly

Diane said...

I'm late today...

I holed up inside all day... no green... no beer... no Irish :(

Hilary said...

I hope you're enjoying the best Irish part of your day. ;)

I'm don't care for beer, but I did wear green today. :)

Holly said...

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!! Patrick,.....what a great name. ;) I am Irish and Scottish (among other things), and I am wearing my green right now. :)

Hazel Designs said...

Happy St Patrick's Day! I totally forgot to wear green today.

sallymandy said...

Hi Z, That was fun! It took me a minute to catch on to what was happening in the clip. I loved that music, too.

We have a pretty big Irish-American community where I live. My sister lives a couple of hours away, and in her town all the public schools close in the afternoon of March 17 so the kids can go to the parade. There's a whole lotta green beer drinking going on, too. (That always sounded so icky to me.)

Saw a crocus in my yard today and I thought of you, Protege. Way across the ocean.

xo

Protege said...

=BPG,
I knew a lover of a good stout would appreciate this.;)) Thank you so much for stopping by dear friend.;)

=Betsy,
yes, we know what she likes, don't we.;) Hope your Tuesday was good as well.;))

=Tina,
I was too.;) I love Guinness and I love the way the clip is made. I love the sentiment in the end as well. Hope you had a great St. Patrick's day, dear friend;))

=Michelle,
right back at you, hope the day treated you well.;))

=Erika,
your words mean the world to me as well.;) As does my visits to your wonderful place;)) Hope you had a great Tuesday in sunny Fl.;))


=Shelly,
thank you so much, I hope your day was sunny and great as well. Here we had sun and blue skies, a perfect spring day.;))

=Diane,
I am sure you had many other things that are just as precious.;))And I tried your trick, amazingly funny and unusual!;))xoxo

=Hilary,
thank you, hope your Tuesday was wonderful.;) Mine was great, I only wish a certain Irishman could have been here.;)) Always glad when you stop by, dear friend.;))

=Holly,
happy that you keep up the tradition.;)) Yes, I could not agree with you more on the name.;) Thank you as always for your kind words.;))

=Hazel,
maybe you can wear green today, as a belated St. Patrick's outfit.;) Hope your "Twilight" Tuesday was great.;)))

=sallymandy,
glad you had a patience to watch the full clip. I love this type of beer and I agree with you on the music; I like the way it builds up.;)

Glad to hear that crocuses are blooming in your part of the world as well, spring is on its way.;))

Gal Friday said...

Z, I'll have you know, my husband brought home four Guinesses(yes, in a can--not quite the same..)to celebrate St. Pat's day and the end of a tough day at the school. :-)

swenglishexpat said...

That's the longest I have ever stared at a pint without drinking it!

Protege said...

=Tina,
ah, sounds like you got to celebrate the day in style.;)) Sorry to hear about the tough day, but I hope the evening made up for it.;))

=swenglishexpat,
hehe, that was a good one.;) I hope it made you want to go to the store to buy one; I guess that was the purpose of the add.;)) Hope your St. Patrick's Day was good.;)