This is one of my favorite holidays! It’s just a fun day that you don’t have to worry about buying gifts or doing anything specific other than wearing green and drinking green beer.
Yes, I am Irish. My grandmother was one of the first generation on her mother’s and father’s side born here in the US. Rumor has it that I was named after the county where my great (or great-great) grandmother was born. I haven’t been able to confirm that though–either that was why I was named Kerry or that an ancestor was born there.