Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Preparing for St Patrick's Day

When I was a child , and living in Western Australia,
St Patrick's Day,March 17, was celebrated in a big way :
All the pupils of the Perth metropolitan Catholic schools would assemble at Subiaco Oval for an open air celebration of the Mass is honour of StPaddy

And various dioceses around the state would celebrate with concerts and dances.
The community singing of "I'll take you home again Kathleen"
"O Danny Boy" "Galway Bay" would nearly raise the roof of "His Majesty's Theatre" up the top end of Hay Street.

Of course, way back then a great deal of the Perth population was of Irish descent, and that made a big difference !
These days, sadly, it is probably deemed politically incorrect to celebrate so publicly, unless it is a parade organised by a pub!

Anyway, as you can see I have started making cards to celebrate not only St Patrick's Day, but also my heritage.
I hope my friends enjoy the cards

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