Don’t pinch me, I’m not dreaming

Hannah Holeman

Micah Grant, Feature

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a religious celebration for Ireland’s foremost patron saint. For the U.S. St. Patrick’s Day is mostly a commercial holiday where people wear green and kids set traps for leprechauns. A not so favorite tradition is if people don’t wear green you pinch them. Other names for St. Patricks Day are Feast of Saint Patrick, Lá Fhéile Phádraig, Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, and St. Patty’s Day. St. Patricks day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.

Eighth-grader Jace Jarrett said, “I think that St. Patrick’s Day is very green, like the 7th-grade hallway.” Every year the City of Cody used to do a St. Patty’s Day parade. “I like when they throw out candy,” said Jarrett.  I wish they would bring the parade back.