>On Mon, 26 Feb 1996, maryfsmith wrote:
>Being died in the wool pagans (and Catholics in recovery) we ~do not~
>celebrate the anniversary of that Roman/British slave who was sainted as
>Patrick. Rather, we honor the sabbats and cross quarter days (except
>for Sidney and Tom who are much too scientific to fall for such
>superstitious stuff as deities and spirits) with a mix of celebration and
>ritual that often incorporates elements from our Native American ancestry
>as well - of which my children have more than I because their father is
>1/2 Scots and 3/8 Omak and 1/8 who knows what.
You know, St. Patrick's day is the anniversary of his DEATH -- that might
be reason enough for us pagans to celebrate the book-burning son of a
whatsit! (grin) And wearing green -- well, that's traditionally the color
of the sidhe, and I've been told that wearing it tempts them to carry one
off to their hills! So, I have my own reasons for wearing green on St.