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Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how?
In Chicago, they die the river green and people drink.
if they dyed the people green and drank the river.
i think some people paint themselves green for the parade, but i've never actually been, so i don't know.
so half right \/
how *does* one celebrate it religiously?
PS: to clarify, they drink beverages, not the river
in Ireland we usually go to mass, its a public and church holiday.
and wears guinness hats and falls over and WOAAAAHHHHH
http://www.blinman.com/guinness_hat.jpg, putting on an awful faux-Irish accents and getting blind drunk.
a day for students, isnt it? Yet another excuse to get pissed and act all "kerrazy".
especially middle-aged men, it seems
on the alan titchmarsh show today, he was talking about how everyone celebrates st. paddy's (the irish national day), but no one really celebrates st. andrew's day or whatever the english and welsh days are.
i wanted to say "but alan, st. paddy's is all about GETTING PISHED! that's why everyone likes it!"
They sell a range of "Happy St Patrick Day" cards. Scraping the barrel?
were when my dad was in the British army. The Irish Guards and the Royal Irish Regiment in particular went in for it in a massive way and with a mix of protestants and catholics from both sides of the border it was definitely a unifying event as well as a good excuse for a piss up.
St Patrick's Day is actually on Monday. There's a silly church rule that says it can't be celebrated in church on a Monday, but that's when I'll be doing all my celebrating!
It was on the news here that it's tomorrow (today where you are)!
always on the 17th. The usually move the celebrations to the nearest Saturday, cos it doesn't interfere with the traffic and stuff.
says the church! well no, that makes sense, that officially it's not, just practically. but you can understand my confusion.
...Easter is well early this year.
Fact: there are more Irish-Americans in the US than there are Irish people in Ireland.
are Irish and the former are (in the main) desperately clinging to a cultural heritage that they have only the most tenuous or frequently absolutely no valid link to.
Non-hyphenated Americans FTW!
Like I always say "my great-grandparents were from..." rather than "I'm..." I don't think it's too big a deal though.
And actually, many Americans still keep up with some of their old country traditions. But my family more or less doesn't.
an 'Israeli-American', she has NEVER been to Israel.
I just find it a bit strange at times, if you're just off the boat that's one thing, but, it's not the 1840s anymore!
I don't know, I guess it's a pride thing? I don't understand it, so I can't really criticize it. I don't really care either.
Most people's ancestors came over in just the last century though anyway, I think. Like mine all came over round the 1920s, or the really late 1800s.
at the union last night, which was much better than it usually is. And yes, I got very drunk and me and my friend attempted some ill advised moshing, only to be told off by some girl.