It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For many people, that phrase equates to Christmas, but to me, they symbolize St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Christmas, but it’s not my favorite holiday. That distinction belongs to St. Patrick’s Day. When I received my first lesson about St Patrick as a child I was hooked, and that was back when the teachings were more myth than fact. As you might imagine, once I learned the truth of what St Patrick had actually done I was in complete awe and remain so to this day. This is definitely the type of role model today’s youth should be following. His story of bringing about change in a peaceful manner is one every human being should read. I have heard it said and read that some people feel St. Patrick’s Day has become too commercialized and I really don’t believe that at all. In fact, the #1 thing I love most about this day is that it sticks closely to what the day is about, celebrating the Irish heritage and focusing on community. In fact, this why the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade is the only parade I watch from start to finish. Their focus on our everyday heroes such as firemen, policemen and military fills me with such pride. And the addition of the live music the energy becomes almost palpable, even if you’re watching it on television. There is no way you can change the channel when that kind of energy filling the room.

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jaimiehopeJaimie Hope is an author of multiple genres, though specializes in Children’s literature. She is also the CEO of Back To Basics Publishing. For more information about her work or her company, visit her website:

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