Happy St. Patrick’s day!

March 17, 2010 —

Surely you’re wearing green or have been pinched by now! St. Patrick’s day has become a fun tradition for the Irish and wannabe-Irish all over. Did you know it actually started as a religious holiday? If you’re interested, check out this Wiki page on the history of today and why we wear green and shamrocks!

I’ve never experienced a St. Patty’s celebration like the one in Manhattan. There were more folks from Ireland there to celebrate than Americans I think! It was a crazy party. Have you ever seen the green river in Chicago? Or the huge parade in New York?

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • http://nikibrown.com Niki Brown

    St. Paddys day here in Boston is CRAZY!

  • http://www.quality-web-solutions.com/graphic-design.php Web Graphic Design

    Thanks for the link of the Wiki page.In fact i did check it out sometime back for the details on St.Patrick’s Day.My knowledge has increased much more now.Surprised to read that there were more Irish in Manhattan celebrating the day than Americans!Nope i haven’t seen both i.e.the green river in Chicago or the parade of New York.