Friday, March 17

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.”
– Dorothy Parker, poet



Today’s Excerpt:

What is the strangest holiday?

Here are 4 curious facts about St. Patrick’s Day:

  1. The first St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in America in 1895, not Ireland
  2. The shamrock— or “seamroy” in Celtic— is a sacred plant and symbolizes the coming of spring
  3. Corned beef and cabbage, a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal, is also an American creation
  4. The original color of St. Patrick — the British saint that the holiday is named for— is sky blue, not green