Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
We’ve noticed since we came to Ireland that St. Patrick’s Day is slightly different here. For example, no one pinches you if you don’t wear green, and there’s no “Lucky Charms” cereal to have for breakfast. You do get the day off, though, and this year since it’s on a Saturday everyone will get Monday off. Another difference we just noticed this year is that when you shorten “St. Patrick’s” down, it’s always “St. Paddy’s” here, as opposed to the typical spelling in America: “St. Patty’s”. Last night we had youth club at our house and asked them about it and they were shocked that anyone would spell it with “t”‘s – they said Patty is a girls name, short for Patricia! If you want to shorten Patrick, it’s got to be Paddy. Now you know.