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Beware the Ides of March!

I thought it would be really cool to write about the “Ides of March”, but when I did some research on it. There’s really not much to it. It could as well be March, May, July or October, as all of those months 15th day is known as the ‘Ides of -fill in the blank-. It was a bit discouraging because I really love iconic days. The best I can do is to tell you that Shakespeare is the one who really made this phrase famous. It is, of course from the play Julius Caesar. Caesar is warned to “beware the Ides of March” which I guess he didn’t give much credence to, as he was stabbed 23 times by Brutus and other assassins.
The next thought I had was to write about why we have corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s day. Well, you guessed it! That is really an American thing. They don’t celebrate St. Paddy’s day in Ireland with corned beef and cabbage….Well the point is I guess being Americans we can make a “feast” out of any day. Cinco de Mayo, anyone? You can find out the fact from the fiction in your friendly neighborhood Library. Anyway, stay safe on the Ides of March, and I hope your Leprechaun leads you to a pot of gold this Thursday [St. Patrick’s Day]. Oh, and don’t be forgetting the wearing of the green!
Posted by, Estel.

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