Archive for March 17th, 2009

Holiday Invite: St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009



Happy St. Patrick’s Day
all you lads and lasses!

Holidays on the Net is thrilled to invite you to join us for one of our most anticipated holiday celebrations of the year – St. Patrick’s Day on the Net. Now, don’t you worry, you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the luck o’ the Irish, especially not on St. Patty’s  Day. So gather your friends and round up your family for a party like none other.

Get yourself in the mood by testing your knowledge of St. Patty’s Day trivia. We have dozens of facts, figures and folklore about this international celebration of Irish culture. Brush up on the legacy of the Irish patron saint and the history of the holiday held in his honor. Learn about lucky leprechauns, the significance of the shamrocks, and the scientific possibilities behind the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

If you want to make your celebration as authentic as possible, check out our guide to St. Patrick’s Day customs. And for a truly unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day, plan an Irish feast inspired by our dozens of traditional recipes for Irish fare and spirits.

If you really want your party to rock, you must not forget the Irish music. You may even want to brush up on your limericks and Irish blessings. Of course, if over the top isn’t your style (you must not be Irish!), you can keep it simple by sending one of our free St. Patrick’s Day e-cards

Do you have young children at home? Share the spirit of the holiday with them by making St. Patrick’s Day crafts and coloring pages.

We look forward to hosting you with some Irish hospitality this St. Patrick’s Day. As the Irish say, “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

Happy Holidays!

Louie and the Elves

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Painting the Town Green!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Or at least the fountain!


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and probably the President’s descendants as well. The White House today dyed the fountain on the White House lawn – green!  A tradition in the President’s home town of Chicago.

Painting the Town Green 2!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


Or at least the logos!

Across the Interwebs today some of the most well know websites offered their own version of their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by bringing a “bit of the Irish” to their logos and websites. Here are a few…

Yahoo as you can see above offered, as usual, an animated St. Patrick’s Day logo. Starting with a rainbow and ending with a dancing shamrock.


From Google


And from

Know of any others? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to our post.

“There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama!”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Did you know that President Obama’s great-great-somebody came from Ireland? That makes him part Irish and here’s a catchy, and hysterical, little ditty to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

O’Leary, O’Reilly, O’Hare and O’Hara
There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama
From the old Blarney Stone to
The green hills of Tara. There’s
no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama

Update: St. Patrick’s Day might be over but we just can’t get enough of this song. And evidently neither can others! Here’s a slightly different version of the same song.

Green Eggs and Ham! Well Not Quite!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


Welcome to St. Patrick’s Day and breakfast in New York. Green Bagels and green cream cheese. (The green and white cream cheese is scallion mix).

And for dessert? A St. Patrick’s Day version of the ever popular “black and white” cookie!

Yum Yum Yum!

(March 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, its said that on St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! The day is celebrated worldwide with parades, green beer and parties!

Kiss Me I’m Irish buttons will be everywhere and wearing the color of the Irish – green – has become ‘de rigeur.’ The color is found everywhere today, with green hair making a big showing, as well as green food items – bagels, McDonald’s milk shakes, cereal milk, and of course green beer.

And while some cities paint the traffic stripes of their parade routes green, Chicago will be dying its river green. Savannah GA turns its downtown city fountains green and in Indianapolis the Central Canal will be green.

And don’t forget to visit our St. Patrick’s Day celebration – St. Patrick’s Day on the Net.

Did You Know? Countdown to Spring (03/17)

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Spring

March 17 : 03 days till Spring begins

Did you know that Spring Training — one of the quintessential markers of springtime — is nearly as old as baseball itself?

The first spring training game likely took place in New Orleans in 1870 between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Chicago White Stockings. By 1900, spring training had become a well-established ritual, which for more than a century has graced small towns throughout southern Florida and Arizona.

Ah, spring. The snow fades away, the temperatures warm, and the days grow blissfully longer. The lovebirds are happily cooing in their new nests; and the daffodils and tulips are blooming. This year, get yourself ready to spring into springtime with our fun-filled spring trivia.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Spring on March 20th! So stop by again tomorrow.

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