Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's St. Patrick's Day! There's an awesome Google Doodle for today!

I wore green, but totally by accident. And I think it would probably be inappropriate to go around pinching patrons who forgot. How did that tradition start, anyway? Well, it's long been traditional to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, but this particular tradition started in America! Legend has it* that leprechauns will pinch anyone they can see on St. Patrick's Day, but they can't see anyone wearing green. [Source]

Today is St. Patrick's Day because this is the day the saint died, which is typical for saints' days and also sort of sad. Today also marks the first St. Patrick's Day parade, in New York City.You can also learn more about St. Patrick's Day - history, traditions, and even some Irish foods - from The History Channel's St. Patrick's Day site!

*Is America even old enough to have legends yet? It feels a bit like when seven-year-old Coconut says, "A long, long time ago, when I was, like, four..."


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