This St. Patrick's Day I think we should celebrate by learning a bit of history. I wrote about this story in my very first "Irish I Were Mexican" blog post. Here is the same story in song. It is the story of Irish refugees in America who went to fight in the US Army against Mexico. After learning that they were killing other Catholics and appalled by the actions of their fellow soldiers, thousands of Irish deserted and became Mexican. But a couple hundred actually decided to switch sides and fight with the Mexicans against the US. They formed the St. Patrick Battalion and marched under a green flag. The Irish and Mexicans have been united ever since. The St. Patrick Battalion are honored as heroes in Mexico and celebrated every year on St. Patrick's Day. The history is easier to follow in this song. Have a listen and enjoy!
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A cultural Match Made in Heaven
Irish and Mexican folk have a TON in common and the two cultures really are like kindred spirits. This is my dumping ground for all things Mexi-irish, Ire-can, and Leprecano. I find infinite pleasure in digging up gems where our cultures intersect, compliment and occasionally differ. Please refer to my very first blog entry here to learn more about why this is a thing.