The following information is from History.com via Hooray for Freebates:
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day andthe anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed thisday as a religious holiday for over a thousand years.""The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in theUnited States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched throughNew York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped thesoldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen servingin the English army.""In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick's Day has traditionally been a religiousoccasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closedon March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a nationalcampaign to use St. Patrick's Day as an opportunity to drive tourism andshowcase Ireland to the rest of the world. Last year, close to one millionpeople took part in Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin, a multi-daycelebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions, andfireworks shows."
Personally, I do not like today. In 2001 I was involved in a Head On collision on St. Patricks Day night. I ended up being Medavac to the hospital where they discovered 3 broken ribs on the left side. Unfortunately you can't "Set" broken ribs so they healed "Naturally".
They stick out.
I sleep on the left side.
Our bed is ROCK HARD.
It hurts my ribs.
I try to sleep cocked alittle and that has thrown my left shoulder out of wack.
Sleep on your right side you say?
My sinuses do not work if I sleep on my right side.
Sleep on your back you say?
I have an appointment with an Ortho for my shoulder (again) and I am working on getting into a sleep study about the snoring.
Other than that.....Happy B-day to my dear Peep, Colleen. I'd rather celebrate your birthday than the wear-in o' the green.