Sake Season - Top Ten Reasons Why St. Pat's Day Is For Sake
10) The three-leafed plant known as a Shamrock - despite popular belief of it being used by St. Pat to explain the Holy Trinity - actually is a visual aid for conveying the three milling grades of sake - Junmai - Ginjo - Daiginjo.
9) When St. Patrick was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family - (in Kobe).
8) As a result of several typos legend has it that St. Patrick rid Ireland of snakes, but in reality the letter should have read that St. Patrick "hid" all of the "sakes" in Ireland - presumably for his own personal consumption.
7) Lent typically lasts 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Holly Saturday, but the churches which follow the Byzantine tradition start on "Clean Monday." And nothing is more "clean" than sake.
6) The FDA has successfully proven that the over-consumption of beer results in the eye's disturbing ability to change water fountains, rivers in Chicago, ice sculptures, and beer from blue to green, which has long lasting and detrimental effects that never occur when drinking sake.
5) At least 50% of the bottles of sake in the US are green - you do the math.
4) It has been said that The St. Patrick's Day parade was first held in Boston in 1761, organized by the Charitable Irish Society. The first recorded parade was New York City's celebration, which began on 18 March 1762 when Irish soldiers in the English military marched through the city with their music. Both accounts are incorrect, as the first parade was held in Osaka, Japan on March 17, 1669 lead by Toshi Imai who was known as Sainto Paddy-san.
3) The slogan "Everyone's Irish On March 17th" has been officially changed by the U.N.'s "Committee on Cultural Redistribution" to read "Everyone's Who They Really Are on March 17th And They Should Be Pounding Sake."
2) If you get "Pinched" for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day the result of your sexual assault lawsuit should add more "pocket change" to your libation purchasing program, which should wisely be spent on more sake.
1) It will take more than 6.5% alcohol to get you to don that amazingly tight and quite frankly horrible smelling Leprechaun outfit for the office party.