And a Beannachtai na Feile Padraig too! (I’ve left out the accents cuz MovableType eats them). Tomorrow, in Boston, we celebrate one of the goofiest holidays EVAH!
No, I don’t mean St. Patrick’s Day–which is the Irish Purim*, and has perfectly…sensible traditions associated with it. I mean Evacuation Day, which celebrates the retreat of the British from Boston after an eleven month siege. That, and that the British decided not to burn the place down to the ground upon said leaving. Of course, Evacuation Day–a nice secular holiday–just happens to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.
What a coinkydink…
*Not really, but you have to like holidays that feature much drinking of various beverages.