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Kidpinions: St. Patrick’s Day


Written by Joyelle Ronan

As a kid, St. Patrick’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. I picked out my green outfit days in advance and drank Shamrock Shakes all month long. Now, I’m old and boring. So I decided to ask my 7-year-old and 10-year-old nieces, Cay and Lexi, what they think about the holiday.

The Brackety-Ack: Why do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Lexi: It’s just a fun holiday to celebrate and I think it’s because it brings you luck and stuff. Like, people use it as a day to bring you luck.


BA: How do you feel about Leprechauns?

Cay: They’re fake.

Lexi: Yeah, they’re fake.


BA: Are you sure?

Lexi: Yeah, I’ve never actually met one. Our teachers just set it up.


BA: Why do people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Cay: So you don’t get pinched.

Lexi: So you don’t get pinched and you just wear green for clovers and stuff. So you can have good luck.


BA: What do you eat on St. Patrick’s Day?

Lexi: Don’t we have, like, beef or something like that?


BA: Corned beef and cabbage.

Cay: I love corned beef

Lexi: Yeah, I love corned beef.

Cay: And corn.


BA: Are Lucky Charms a St. Patrick’s Day food?

Lexi: I would count it as one.

Cay: And also our mommy puts green food coloring in our milk.


BA: Have you ever found a four-leaf-clover?

Lexi: Yes, I have and I gave one to Cay and I had one for me. My teacher last year found one and gave it to me.

Cay: I tried finding one but I never do.

Lexi: I think the luck ran out or maybe it died though because I kept it in a bag when I found it.

Cay: Maybe if you get a four-leaf-clover and leave it somewhere, maybe a leprechaun could get it.


BA: I thought you said leprechauns were fake?

Cay: Maybe they’re real.


BA: How will you celebrate the holiday?

Cay: I don’t know.

Lexi: I’ll wear all green so I don’t get pinched. I will maybe start up some mischief. Even though it’s not April Fools Day, I’m just going to start up so mischief and prank some people.


BA: How do you think adults celebrate the holiday?

Cay: I don’t know.

Lexi: By like hanging out together and eating a meal together, stuff like that.