Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Minnesota Traditions for St. Patrick's Day Fun!


Growing up Irish in Minnesota made March 17th an official holiday! (Okay...I'm only a quarter Irish but on St. Pat's day, whose counting?) From time to time we attended the big parade in downtown St Paul and once even walked under the “Flaherty” banner. But it was much more fun to watch the festivities from the safety of the curb.

I think my mom tried to feed us a dinner of home cooked corned beef and cabbage once...not a big success in our house. We didn’t dance, but sang the “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” all day (my Prussian grandmother's favorite song)! It was fun to celebrate our heritage.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day,I wanted to share some fun Minnesota Irish websites. Enjoy!

and luck that life can hold—
And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold. Traditional Irish Toast


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