I remember when I was a little girl my mom and her friend would always talk about and celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I even remember eating corned beef and cabbage for dinner some times. In school, the kids would pinch anyone who wasn't wearing green. It was always funny when the kids who forgot would tell us they were wearing green underwear or search for even the slightest hint of green in their clothing.
Today our kids were telling the Nicaraguans about the celebration in the US. It is kind of hard to explain why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day when we aren't in Ireland!