St. Patrick’s Day

15 Mar
Since St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, I thought it a good idea to take a look at the holiday through a literary lens.

First, if you’re looking for some background information about the day, check out The History Channel’s extensive site. You can read about the symbols & traditions, cook up some recipes (corned beef and cabbage is WAY better than it looks, I promise), and check out some interesting facts (speaking of corned beef and cabbage, did you know that “in 2009, roughly 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in theUnited States?”).

The San Francisco Examiner recently published an article about 9 different novels about Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day, and Irish legends. Anyone read any of those listed? What did you think? Do you have a recommendation that’s missing from this list?

Interested in some St. Patrick’s Day/Irish themed poetry? Check out the selections listed here. Easily the most famous is Danny Boy and I’m sure it goes without saying that this is the best version out there.

Any other St. Patty’s Day literary type things I missed? What are your plans for the day?

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