Jollification is any joyous diversion or festivity. Jollification is a combination of jolly and -fication which is a word-forming element meaning “a making or causing”and it appears to have been first used in or around 1809-1810. It’s said that jollification’s shortened form of jolly led to phrase “get one’s jollies”, which is apt and hilarious.
Jollification is merrymaking, and it’s usually a boisterous, delightful, fun time. I have a personal reason for sharing jollification this week and that’s my birthday (March 17th)! I fully intend to have a weekend jollification to celebrate and mark the occasion! What better excuse for a joyful diversion, a commemorative jollification, than one’s birthday?!
While not everyone will be celebrating the date of my birth, I’m certain many will be indulging in the jollification that comes with St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy yourselves and stay safe and may it be one awesome and jolly weekend!
Namaste ~ Ella
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