I hate St. Patrick’s Day.
It has nothing to do with my being Polish and not Irish. I love Green, it’s my favorite color, so that isn’t the source of my dismay. Corned Beef is delicious, so I adore the food o’ the day. And who could hate an excuse to drink green beer? As stereotypical as green beer is, let’s be honest, it’s frickin’ awesome.
So why the angst? Well, it’s because people are dumb. The day is St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day. NEVER St. Patty’s Day. Patty is a lady, Paddy is a lady. Read more about why we don’t celebrate Patty today, here.
Beyond the annoyance of people (and big brands, too!) getting the holiday name all wrong, I think it’s a pretty solid day to celebrate. The actual Saint Patrick was a pretty cool dude, too. He was actually captured as a teenager and forced into slavery. More on all that here.
So celebrate today. Celebrate Patrick. Eat corned beef in honor of Paddy. Throw back an Irish Car Bomb to toast Padraig. And if you must, dance an Irish jib for Pat. But do not Celebrate Patty. Not today, anyhow. If you can’t get the holiday name right, there will be no green beer for you!