Today’s highly interesting read (03/15/22): Why isn’t St. Patrick’s Day a public holiday in the US?

Today’s read is from IrishCentral.com. Here’s an excerpt:

With 34.4 million Americans of Irish descent, should St. Patrick’s Day be recognized as a public holiday?

St. Patrick’s Day toes an interesting line as a Catholic feast day that has been largely embraced as a secular celebration. While it doesn’t hold the same widespread religious importance as Christmas does to Catholics or as Eid ul-Fitr does to Muslims, its value to the Irish community is undeniable. It’s our once-a-year-day, and we should all be able to celebrate – and bring our friends of other backgrounds along.

It is an idea that should be thoroughly discussed.

Read the entire column here.

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