I like customs and celebrations of other people. Especially those ones which are about enjoying yourself and everybody else for that matter. Like St Patrick’s day or Halloween.
A year ago we lived in Cork, Ireland and that was my first experience with St Patrick. It was fun and green. Everybody dressed in green had big red beard and felt herself/himself good. Actually it was a bit surprising. I mean I’m not used to enjoying holidays (except Christmas of course but that’s a whole different story).
In Hungary we mostly have national holidays like one on the 15th of March. When we celebrate the Revolution of 1848, when Hungarians raised against Habsburgs (and eventually were defeated (again) sorry that’s just my pessimistic Hungarian speaking). How fun is that, he?
So we have 15th of March, then Easter which could be fun, but it’s not fun in Hungary at least for girls because there’s a costume: boys water girls with some smelly perfume or with fizzy water or just simple water (in order to freshen up) and in return boys get chocolate eggs and bunnies and money. Again, so much fun…
Then there is 1st of May which is the day of work which we celebrate with no working and eating some Frankfurter. Don’t ask we don’t get it either. Then Pentecost which is not really a holiday (for us at least). On 20th of August there is an other national holiday called St Stephen’s day, celebrating the foundation of the Hungarian state which is ok but you know, it’s another national celebration with some fireworks. However it’s a bit sad too because this day indicates for students that the summer vacation (2.5 months!) is almost over :(.
Then there is 23rd of October, Revolution of 1956 when Hungarians raised against Soivets (and eventually were defeated, yes, Hungarians were defeated all the time). So fun again. Then we have 1st of November which is All Souls’ Day (and no Halloween :() which couldn’t be more sad. And in December we have Christmas and New Year’s Eve (which we call Sylvester, hehe) of course which are the most and only joyful celebrations in the whole year. So after this I think you’re a bit closer to understand the Hungarian soul which is usually pessimistic but rather sarcastic.
But that’s enough of Hungarian holidays and pessimist, lets go back to St Patrick’s day which one of the symbol (for me) that you can live differently as well that sometimes you can truly enjoy yourself no matter what. And because of this I wanna be the part of it as much as I can so here I’m dressed in green celebrating St Patrick’s day. Yeyy! 🙂
I wore my (only) green top with my green bomber plus my jeans from Sandro.
If you are wondering that’s on the key is Obi-Wan Kenobi who’s guarding our door. 🙂
As I love green with gold details I put on my earrings from Zara and my belt from TopShop. And of course I have to wear my glitter socks and babouches over and over again. 🙂
And here you have a picture of me last St Patrick’s day back in Ireland wearing coat from New Yorker (men’s section), scarf from Bershka (men’s section too :)), same Zara top, leather pants from H&M and Stan Smiths by Adidas.
And finally some photos we made.
Bomber, belt and glitter socks – TopShop, top earrings and babouches – Zara, jeans – Sandro
Happy St Patrick’s day for all of you!