Apparently that’s what tonight is, so yet another reason to celebrate, unless of course your beer is mothery (thick, mouldy, stale.) I’m a little disappointed, since I thought the meaning of mothery was going to be something much more mother-y.
It’s also not clear to me why St. Vincent was honoured with a “Day”. His only claim to fame (other than the fact that he was a martyr for his faith) seems to have been a reputation for excessive drink. He was a patron of wine and vinegar makers, as well as drunkards. So why is this morose looking fellow not pictured waving a wine glass in the air (or at the very least a vinegar cruet). Maybe its a hangover that’s making him look a tad gloomy. It’s giving me a headache trying to imagine what a drunkard patron does exactly. Whatever. Any excuse for a party. Boozer Defender Day. Bottoms up!