In light of my great distaste for this offensive day known to many as St Patrick’s Day. I am evoking a family tradition to thwart its repugnant origins; at least within my family. Today, March 17th will be an Ancestral Day. A day to remember and cherish relatives who have crossed over the veil. There will be the burning of many candles and the aroma of Galbanum and Dragon’s blood will fill the air; as a gift to honor them. In addition, pictures and personal items they once owned shall be displayed with great respect upon the hearth. Then in the closing hours of the evening, tales of their contributions to the family’s legacy and humanity as a whole shall be shared.