This week, the rivers of major cities all over the world will run green, the bars will be filled with people wearing fake beards, green top hats and sunglasses fashioned into the shape of twin four-leaved clovers, and there will be much …
St. Patrick’s Day
This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green.
Whether you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by attending a parade, drinking green beer or eating corned beef and cabbage, everyone is Irish on March 17.
The first Irish movie I ever saw starred Scotsman Sean Connery. It was a revival showing of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a 1959 Disney film that worked overtime to be charming and had a plot involving leprechauns.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Today’s Twitter Trends is an all-Irish edition.