As we enter the St. Partrick's Day weekend, Chicanonautica presents a special look at the recomboculturalization of the holiday over at La Bloga. And I've also done a piece on the Irish/Mexican connection for Latinopia.
So, how about some background on good, ol' St. Patrick:
Bet you didn't know that St. Patrick is the patron saint of Nigeria, Murcia, and the isle of Montserrat, as well as Ireland. No wonder so many black and Spanish-speaking people like him.
And we should let Mambo Faucia chant to St. Patrick's alter ego, Damballah:
Note all that green in the background.
And finally, let me suggest that another serpent god, Quetzalcoatl, should also be remembered at this time: