What is St. Patrick's Day Actually About?
St. Patrick's Day, despite the appearance of being about wearing green and drinking booze, has a little more to do with it. The holiday is held on March 17, which is the traditional death of the foremost patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. St. Patrick's day is a religious and cultural celebration. In the United States, we celebrate the holiday in respects to our Irish-American cultural background. As a kid, I remember having to wear green on St. Patrick's day or else someone would pinch me. Thinking back on this, how strange of a tradition is that? In college, I remember celebrating the holiday by drinking a ridiculous amount of alcohol. As an adult and music enthusiast, I celebrate the holiday by listening to Celtic bands...And have a FEW (seriously, just a few) alcoholic beverages.
A Few Songs To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
I remember as a teenager throwing a Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys CD on my boombox, grabbing my skateboard, and skating around my parents driveway pretending I was going to be the next Tony Hawk or Bob Burnquist. Trust me, I was not even close to being considered a decent skateboarder. This was all in my teenage, rebellious mind. An interesting fact about the above mentioned two bands, Dropkick Murphys first appeared on Warped tour in 1999 and performed 5 years off and on until 2010. Flogging Molly was first seen on Warped Tour in 2000 and played nearly every year until their last year performing on it in 2009. Many people know the songs "Shipping Up To Boston" by Dropkick Murphys and "Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly, so I wanted to share some lesser known songs that I think are good ones to have on your St. Patrick's day playlist.
Here are a few other songs you may enjoy while you are celebrating St. Patrick's day, or any day of the year if you're feeling the Irish culture.