St. Baldrick’s Day Vs. St. Patrick’s Day

St. Baldrick’s Day Vs. St. Patrick’s Day, what is the difference?


St. Baldrick’s Day was an initiative taken at my high school Victor J. Andrew High School to help raise awareness of leukemia and fight for that cause. Secretary of IL State Jesse Jackson tried to promote this idea for the high schools to participate in. 

In the middle of the 1 mile Track and Yield outdoor area they would seat contestants who would have a public head shaved off, the hair would then be donated to help those who have lost hair due to having Leukemia.

Some nurses have been known to shave off the hair of their child also to help get a better picture of weeding out ticks they may have had transferred from sharing brushes, combs, or from another person’s hair. I never did like the phrase: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.”

Ticks are nasty blood sucker vampires. Mosquitos are no different during the hot summer season, they are just as worse as ticks. Be sure to get yourself a mosquito bat, it helps you not only to practice playing tennis but you can shock the insects from approaching you also. 

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with leprechauns and the pot of gold concept. Pretty much like the Lucky Charms commercial we all grew up to like when we were children. 

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated mainly by the Irish people of Dublin. Most Irish people are notably with red hair. 

As far as how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Chicago, IL State, the Chicago River is dyed green. Of course, you may want to consider leaving the drinking part at the pub places aside though. 


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