St. Patrick / Meade County News, 1903

The day of leprechauns and all things green is here. To celebrate, how about a little humor from the kids in the Statesman Journal who were asked a festive question:

Which holiday would you give up?

And, in their typically straightforward way, did not hold back:

Kid's thoughts on St. Patrick's Day

Kids' thoughts on St. Patrick's Day

The real history of St. Patrick is pretty rough (and involves kidnapping, druids, and curses upon the land) but the reality of our celebrations today have taken a much gentler and significantly less religious turn. Today St. Patrick’s day mostly involves parades, the color green, and lots of heavily-themed food and drink.

St. Patrick's day sandwiches

Leprechaun Salad

Greenify your St. Patrick's Day treats

Have any St. Patrick’s Day plans or traditions? Let us know in the comments. Find more clippings on this holiday with the search page on

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