Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop for 2019, hosted by Bookhounds.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We’ve lived places that really, really did, like Chicago where they turn the river green, and places where they mostly don’t. I don’t remember much of a fuss in Anchorage – although I could be wrong about that. I’m actually not too sure about Atlanta, but then we are way, way out in the ‘burbs.

We were in our favorite Greek restaurant over the weekend and they were all done up for St. Patrick’s Day, which seemed both festive and just a bit off. Not that it’s not great that everyone kind of celebrates everything, but it also felt like a bit of a mismatch.

Admittedly, not as much of a mismatch of coloring the Chicago River green every year. Of course, the Chicago River has also been engineered to flow the wrong way, so what’s a little temporary color change compared to making the water run backwards?

Tell us about your St. Patrick’s Day for your chance at  your choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book (or books) up to $10 in value, from the Book Depository.

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103 thoughts on “Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

  1. No I don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s day; I think it is more for Catholics. I have heard of the green Chicago river though and it sounds interesting. 😉

  2. As part of our heritage we do celebrate , but not over the top. We make the typical Corn beef & cabbage with soda bread. For the grandkids it’s their green frosted cupcakes. Our town has their big celebration along the Main Street which has about 6 bars. For us it’s really just to have something to celebrate. 🙂

  3. Not really. It’s not big in South Africa. Some celebrate but I think it is just an excuse to get drunk 🙂

  4. I don’t celebrate it, but I do remember the day by baking Irish Soda bread. I used to make corned beef, but now that I’m vegetarian, that’s out.

  5. Only in that we have corned beef and cabbage. I’m a little Irish but not Roman Catholic. Hubs is Roman Catholic but not Irish ;).

  6. We always do something with the children, like going to the parade in town. They love all the items they throw.

  7. We don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day other than fixing Corned Beef, Cabbage & Colcannon Potatoes.

  8. No, we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s really not a big deal where I live. I grew up near Boston and we celebrated big there – wore green, ate corned beef and soda bread, made crafts in school — but now that I live in Washington we don’t do anything.

  9. I wear green, put up a shamrock decoration in my office space at work, sometimes bring in holiday-themed snacks for the coworkers–that sort of thing. When I was young, my family would have corned beef and cabbage and I’d go to the parade or out partying, but those days are over. If I’m feeling really wild, maybe I’ll have a Shamrock Shake. (I’m not Catholic or Irish, btw. Anyone can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.)

  10. I don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but I do try to wear something green the day of so I don’t get pinched.

  11. I will wear green but that is about it. My Mom used to make corned beef and cabbage when I was younger but I never really cared for it.

  12. No I don’t celebrate the holiday. Ever since I moved to a college town that raucously celebrates this holiday, it makes it impossible to enjoy it any longer. 🙁

  13. Yes, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because we enjoy it. We usually wear green and make green treats, such as cookies or cupcakes.

  14. As a kid, we celebrated every year. As an adult, I do not. I don’t make a special dinner and I don’t go out to the bars either. No real reason other than I am usually working or spending time with the kids.

  15. I generally celebrate, but in a way that’s kind of low-key. I love to watch they dyeing of the Chicago River, and it’s always great to take in some traditional Irish music (which I love all year ’round).

  16. Yes, st. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite holidays! My husband and I are both of Irish decent so we go all out!

  17. I always celebrate St. Patty’s day because it’s the perfect way to have fun with your family and friends, dress up in green, feel lucky and go bonkers.

  18. If I do anything, it’s just birthday stuff for my best friend, because her birthday is on St. Paddy’s day 🙂

  19. I did when I was younger. Some friends would get together at an Irish themed pub for an afternoon of drinks, food and singing the Irish tunes.

  20. Not really, but I will occasionally wear green if I feel like it. I don’t know why; it has just never been a big holiday for me.

  21. I had no idea that some places go all out for St. Patrick’s Day, like Chicago turning a river green. Wow, that surprised me! We don’t do anything special on SPD.

  22. I used to go to pubs on St. Patrick’s Day for a green beer when I was younger but now with kids I just don’t get around to celebrating it.

  23. I don’t usually celebrate St. Patrick’s day. I am not Irish and unfortunately the day has become mainly an excuse to get drunk. Not my cup of tea.

  24. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
    not realy,its not a thing we do here in my country in mass(maybe some small groups)

  25. We have always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day! It is the one time of the year I don’t mind smelling up the kitchen with cabbage!

  26. Yes we celebrate it a LOT! My husband’s name is Patrick from an Irish Catholic family and a long line of Patrick’s and he was born on St. Patrick’s Day. We’ve been celebrating for 4 days.

  27. I didn’t do anything this year. I haven’t celebrated most holidays in years though, so you can’t really rely on me for all that.

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