The Party Isn’t Over Yet, March Has A Couple Holiday’s Too!
Friday, March 9th, 2012
Daylight Savings Time – Donâ€™t forget to set your clock one hour forward on Sunday the 11th!
St. Patrickâ€™s Day is a day to honor the patron saint of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Many Irish and Irish-Americans celebrate this day on March 17th because this day is believed to be the day that St. Patrick died. There are huge celebrations in Ireland on this day, most businesses are closed and since this is also a Christian holiday, there is a tradition of many Irish attending mass and offering prayers for missionaries. In America, many celebrate by wearing green, many cities have parades and many people listen to Irish folk music and partake in Irish foods and drinks.
|Each year the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.|
March 20 (Two today! Bonus!)
Spring Begins – Hooray! Finally warm, sun, flowers and rain instead of snow! But, um, yeah, didn’t spring begin in January this year? Here’s to an unusually warm winter and the chance to start your balcony flower pots early!