Now that I’m in a small, suburban East coast town, the pickings are slim. Not too much diversity here.
Funny though how everyone seems to know about St Patrick’s Day.
It’s obvious the country’s strong Irish roots is part of the reason, but it’s interesting how those who have no clue about what the holiday stands for or are about as Irish as Oprah can’t wait to grab something green and start celebrating…usually in a bar.
It’s always a big seller on the commercial retail calendar. Shamrocks and leprechauns are everywhere right now and any holiday with a strong emphasis on drinking and partying is going to be popular but it would be great if this enthusiasm was placed on some other cultural holidays too.
Recognise this picture from our home page?
Check out Holi in action:
Any excuse to celebrate being part of a diverse and beautiful world is good in my book!
What other festivals do you love? Does your family take part in any unique cultural celebrations? I’d love to hear from you!
Life’s too short not to celebrate it…