The best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is to follow in the footsteps of the hit Irish show “Riverdance.”

One of the first steps “Riverdance” took after its initial launch in 1994 was to help others. The video “Riverdance for Rwanda” was released in August of that year to help feed the starving war victims and refugees of Rwanda. Riverdance performers waived all their rights to the video so the entire proceeds would go to Rwanda and five Irish relief organizations operating there. On the back of the video box appeared the quote, “There is a special resonance to this video where all of the talents that combined to make Reverence such a vibrant presentation of Irish cultural life past and present should now give us the opportunity through the enjoyment of their achievement, to reach out to support the people of Rwanda.”

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