Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Evacuation Day

Today, March 17th, is a big day in the capital city of our Commonwealth. The public schools are closed (only in the city, my kids have school today in their suburban district) as are city offices and those state offices that are in this particular county. Which means the State House is closed in honor of those brave Revolutionary War soldiers who helped to break the 11-month seige on Boston on this day in 1776.

Oh, and it is also St. Patrick's Day. And the Red Sox are in spring training. In honor of all these things, here are the Dropkick Murphy's singing Tessie, the 1903 rallying song for the Royal Rooters who eventually became the Red Sox.





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Any other holidays we should be celebrating today? Or just some music you want to share? Do sing along!

10 comments:

Heather said...

happy all that stuff day!

Flower Child said...

Evacuation Day just sounds weird to me. Like you should all be... well, I won't say it. Enjoy your day off!

Mariposa said...

Evacuation Day here means we just had some typhoon or something... ;)

Happy Music Monday!

citizen jane said...

Along the same lines as mariposa, Evacuation Day here in FL means it's hurricane season and get the heck out of the way.

Happy Day, regardless of what the celebration is!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Well, SMID, I just can't stop by here without learning something. Interesting that we were both on local kicks today!

And Flower Child gave me my first guffaw of the morning.

Jenn in Holland said...

Just linking now, back later to read and comment properly.

Lilacspecs said...

I can't help it...every time I hear Dropkick Murphy's I automatically want to hear "Kiss My I'm Shitfaced."

...sigh...

I miss St.Patrick's Day celebrations, they don't do it over here.

Alex Elliot said...

Apparently it's also kids are off of school day in the public schools in our town. I helped out at OS's preschool today and the teachers all had their kids with them which was fun.

Jenn in Holland said...

Seriously? The Royal Rooters? Could someone please exchage the etiology of that one?
I am a bear of very little brain...

Happy Evacuation Day to you too!
Happy St. Pat's as well! Did you remember to wear green??

chelle said...

Wow that is a lot of celebrating!