March 26, 2021 – National Spinach Day | Irish American Heritage Month

Welcome to March 26, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the wearing of the green and the indomitable Irish. 

If your friend has spinach in their teeth, do you let them know right away?  Of course you do!  That’s what friends are for. During her reign as queen of France, Catherine de Medici liked spinach so much that it was served to her at every meal.  Because she was born in Florence, Italy, dishes made with spinach are known to this day as “Florentine.” And we bet she had a bestie that let her know when her smile was tarnished by the “wearing of the green.”  On National Spinach Day look out for your friends as you enjoy this mighty green fit for a queen. 

In the mid 1800s the Potato Famine in Ireland forced people to leave their country and many of them immigrated to the United States.  The Irish had a tough go of it at first, but they managed to work their way into being respected members of the community.  As a huge voting block they helped certain politicians get elected.  By taking on jobs as police and firefighters, they were seen doing good deeds and the Irish became respected members of society.  Since then we can count 22 American Presidents, authors, inventors, and entrepreneurs that can all claim Irish roots. During Irish American Heritage Month celebrate these indomitable folks who have added a tight knit to our cultural fabric. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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