I change my home all seasons. I live in PA. Just removed Valentine’s Day things and now St Patrick’s Day Gnome Malibu Rum Irish shirt things up. There just isn’t as much of a market for blue and white face paint except at Penn State University, and kelpies are considered far less adorable than leprechauns. Maybe it’s because they eat people I don’t know. That could be it. You’d think people would at least appreciate a nice horsie ride before being drowned and eaten. And speaking of eating, many Americans are unreasonably put off by the entire concept of haggis. In many university engineering faculties, military engineering corps and other engineering organisations, Lady Godiva is regarded as a mascot and called the Patron Saint of Engineers or Goddess of Engineering.
The origin is unclear, although St Patrick’s Day Gnome Malibu Rum Irish shirt probably developed in Britain, where several early engineering schools were founded during the industrial revolution. Combine that with being unreasonably put off by the entire concept of poetry, and you have the reason that only Americans very much aware of our Scottish descent care about Burns Night. St Patrick is recognised globally as the patron saint of Ireland, but what many people don’t know is that St Patrick is also the patron saint of engineers.