March 17 is St. Patrick’s day.  Though  had thought that it is not that well known in Japan, it appears that you can find St. Patrick’s day parade in Japan as well. (canceled this year due to Covid-19)

St. Patrick’s day is the day to celebrate the life of St, Patrick from Ireland who did extensive missionary activities for Catholicism in the US.   I hear it is holiday in Ireland.  The reason I know about St. Patrick’s day is because Boston where I lived for five years many decades ago is best known for variety of events on St, Patrick’s day.  I recall people drink green beer (which sounds not that great, but it is part of the festivities) and had something in green on them.

As I find out that St. Patrick’s day even in Japan, I am amazed how global the events spread to other parts of the world. Halloween is now a big event in Japan (though not this past year due to Covid-19).  Information is shared instantly throughout the world by technological advancement.  Even with restrictions of the physical movement  due to Covid-19, information knows no borders,   I wonder how physical restrictions due to Covid-19 and probably other global risks and global coverage of information evolve now.  It is one of the questions that stimulate my curiosity.  (I have other questions such as whether AI advancement gives us opportunity to reflect and realize what human beings are and can do.)  Many more questions…. which is in a way exciting, as we never run out of things to wonder…