St. Patrick’s Day in Japan

Do Irish people even know there are Japanese St. Pat’s parades or that they’ve been happening there for decades now? Asia’s oldest and biggest St Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off with marching bands, musicians, dancers and even green tunic wearing samurai, led by the Parade Grand Marshal and Saint Patrick himself. The atmosphere was carnivalesque. For a start, the weather was much warmer, with the cherry trees just coming into bloom and the participants encouraging the parade watchers to let their hair down. There were all-Japanese step dancers, céilidh bands, harp players, choral singers, hurley teams and mixed Japanese and Irish GAA clubs. It was a huge parade 180,000 people turned out on the day to watch Ireland turn Tokyo green. It was extraordinary.


St. Patrick kind of…

How did the Irish Jig get started?
Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

The legend of St. Patrick is that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland and into American law schools.

Drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day! It counts as a vegetable!

I’m not going to wear green today, but I am wearing blue pants and a yellow shirt, so pretty much the same thing.


March 17th Birthdays

1954 – Lesley-Anne Down, 1952 – Susie Allanson, 1986 – Olesya Rulin
1955 – Gary Sinese, 1952 – Kurt Russell, 1964 – Rob Lowe


Morning Motivator

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.


O-hio Irish San