Yes, this post is part of the St. Patrick’s Day BlogHop! See below for prizes and make sure to leave a comment with and email address to enter, and check out the gift basket that’s potentially available from Morgan K. Wyatt below.
Such idioms have ingrained themselves within our language and culture. It doesn’t matter if you’re not Irish, you better be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, or else you’ll be pinched.
What’ll happen if you pinch someone by accident, and they are actually wearing green? They get to sock you! Ouch.
On this St. Patrick’s Day, my family actually will be celebrating another saint day – St. Joseph’s Day. The name-saint’s day actually falls on March 19 but since my father will be out of town, and it falls on a Monday, we’re celebrating a little bit early. The family will get together, make limoncello liquor, and give my dad homemade gifts.
When most people read “homemade,” they probably think arts & crafts. Well, there’s not much crafty about these gifts. One year, my daughters and I hollowed out loaves of French bread and made shoes for him. Last year, my aunt Bedazzled a pair of black boxer shorts, and the fashion show will forever be embedded within my mind! Do a little bit of research and you’ll learn that fava beans often play a role? Don’t know what a fava bean is?
Most are familiar with them dried, but they also sell them fresh – much tastier. And green! Here’s an image:
And that’s a reminder, no matter what we do, we’ll also be wearing our green … but drinking yellow alcohol. Ah, the luck of the Italian-Irish.
More than 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer... pretty much anything!
Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.
PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*
Grand Prize 1: Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
Grand Prize 2: Winner’s Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card
Isn’t that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader – what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday, March 16 and comment on as many as you want (with an email address so we can contact the winners!). The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters – meaning you can comment on EACH blog – meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.
What can you win here at Love Knows No Bounds? How about a $10 gift certificate to Ravenous Romance and a Goody Bag.
Tell me: What’s your item of green on this emerald-hued holiday? Not wearing green, and use some creative licensing (make it up!). Please make sure to leave your email address in order to be entered into the contest.