We are now fast approaching one of the MAJOR party holidays of the year…
St. Patrick’s Day.
Now, we go into the holiday (which happens to fall on a Friday this year), there are a few things to keep in mind – of course, first and foremost, please STAY SAFE, do NOT drink and drive, and please try to avoid offending any genuinely Irish people at the pub by attempting an accent.
There is one other TINY thing to keep in mind, which will make your hashtag game that much stronger:
I can't wait to watch everyone's snap story the morning after St. Patty's Day ☘️🍻— Stephen Runge (@StephenRunge) March 1, 2017
If you are shortening the holiday…
It is St. Paddy’s day, NOT St. Patty’s day.
You may be wondering if this is actually a big deal, and if it matters. Speaking as someone with a very Irish name, I can say that absolutely, yes, it does.
To put it briefly, Patrick is actually an anglicized version of the traditional Celtic name “Pádraig.” Thus, when shortened, it has D’s instead of T’s. Patty is a short form of “Patricia.”
This minor correction will make you a huge hit at the bar, I swear.
From one freckled, green eyed, claddagh-sporting lass to the rest of you – Happy (early) St Paddy’s day! Sláinte!