Puerto Rican St. Pat’s Day


Do they still celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special fervor in Puerto Rico, thanking the saint for freedom from worms and ants? A charming thing, if they do.

Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 15, 2012
     Category: Holidays | Insects and Spiders | Religion | Rituals and Superstitions | 1920s | Caribbean

Seeing as how (among other curiousities) they don't seem to know a "cleric" from a "clerical", it looks to me that the Evening Standard pulled this one out of thin air to fill column space with something specific for the occasion.

But if I ever get ants in my house, I'll know I can wait to send a sailing ship across the Atlantic and wait for a reply from the "chief inquisitor of the Spanish inquisition".
Posted by JH on 03/15/12 at 10:12 AM
Try drawing a chalk line in front of each point of egress. Or, just call the Orkin man.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/15/12 at 10:35 AM
So, which saint do you call on for cockroaches? Seems like he ain't doing his job.
Posted by KDP on 03/15/12 at 12:11 PM
Isn't Mary Jane the patron saint of roaches?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/15/12 at 09:33 PM
😠 Boo! Hiss!
Posted by KDP on 03/16/12 at 09:33 AM
Oh you love it! 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/16/12 at 01:08 PM
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