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Passover features six symbolic foods. (Patch File Photo)
valerie.breslow April 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
1 Like + 1 Unlike b/c Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas don't "require" clergy either
Have a happy St. Paddy’s Day! Credit: Patch file
Casey S. March 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm
I must correct your Postscript. You almost got it right; Patty is always wrong. The reason is notRead More quite just that "Paddy is short for Patrick." Patrick is the English version of the name, and we all know the issues between The English and Irish. Patrick in Gaeilge (Irish) is actually Pádraig or Pádraic, and thus one uses D, not T. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
David Brown March 17, 2014 at 09:08 am
St. Patrick's Day 1980 was the day my wife and I had our first date. That makes St. Patrick's Day aRead More special day to me.=)
Shelly March 17, 2014 at 09:53 am
Galway just celebrated their 111th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. That would have put their firstRead More parade in 1903. Not sure when Ireland's very first St. Patrick's Day parade was held (or where), but it was prior to your claim, "Ireland did not have a parade in St. Patrick’s honor until 1931, in Dublin."
Free hotcakes on Presidents' Day. (Patch file photo.)
DaculaHood February 16, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Boy has the Patch gotten sloppy since the acquisition. Why is this story being pushed in Dacula,Read More GA? There isn't a Bob Evans for hundreds of miles around here. I sure miss Kristi.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Credit: morgeFile
Michael February 15, 2014 at 02:49 pm
The purpose was to combine two separate holidays into one and schedule it on a Monday which wouldRead More accomodate more workers easily. When I was in school we celebrated two different days, February 12th for Lincoln's birthday and February 22nd for Washington's birthday.
gdfo February 15, 2014 at 03:04 pm
yes. We had GW birthday and Lincolns birthday. Back when, in school we focused on each one on theRead More appropriate day in History session. That was all. If anyone had a day off from work, I did not know it. Then, Valentines Day was a Saint/martyrs day of remembrance. It had nothing to do with romantic love. As children we did make gift cards and hand them out in school. That was about it. Now these events have become retailer sale days.
Michael February 15, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Exaclty. It is all about the money now.