St. Patrick's Day

From Wikipedia: "Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially St. Paddy's ...
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Enoughofthat
03/18/2013

St. Patrick's Day 2

You drunk driving idiots are ruining St. Patrick's day and causing car accidents, like the dent in my car. There should have been a disclaimer to stay off the road after Happy Hour on St. Patrick's day yesterday.

Too much green beer drunks. Just to think this is how the Evangelist of Ireland and the Ireland Patron Saint is honored...get wasted and cause a bunch of car wrecks driving home from the local bar or Pub! I was driving home from work and the drunk sustained no damage or injuries as usual.
Green wearing drunk punk...dear Lord forgive me for lashing out like this and being a bad example but he had no insurance!

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numbah16tdhaha
03/17/2013

St. Patrick's Day 4

Being at least a little Irish, I took it upon myself some time ago to bring peace to the world through diplomacy and booze. Under the provisions of my treaty, mutual boozing between Irish and Mexicans occurs on both St. Patrick's Day and Cinco De Mayo. Pretty slick, huh?

UPDATE: Have fun today, kids...

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jess1127
08/30/2012

St. Patrick's Day 1

This holiday is pointless... to me anyway...

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FranksWildYear s
10/06/2011

St. Patrick's Day 3

Clearly the 'holiday' that highest the highest co-relation to the forunes of pub owners in my home town. There really isn't much about the local events that relate to the history of Saint Patrick, the traditions of Ireland or the citation of the Catholic church. But the price of a pint of Guiness is often reduced by about 50 cents at the local Round Table.

Typically I stay home that evening.

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Dreaming0616
10/06/2011

St. Patrick's Day 4

Being that I am half Irish, my family celebrates St. Patty's day with booze, great times, and good food.

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Dreaming0616
10/06/2011

St. Patrick's Day 4

Being that I am half Irish, my family celebrates St. Patty's day with booze, great times, and good food.

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ayn
03/17/2011

St. Patrick's Day 3

This holiday is in rememberance of St. Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland. March 17th was the day he died. According to legend he drove all the snakes out of Ireland (killjoy) and brought Christianity to the county. He explained the complex concept of the trinity using the shamrock. A shamrock has three leaves, but it is all part of the same plant. It is one and three. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all part of the same God but they are three different entities, each serving their own function.
All of that is moot in North America however, as this is largely seen as a day for many to enjoy a night out on the town. I've already had my obligatory pint (or two) of beer, so I consider this a St. Patricks day well spent.

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Love2StPatrick
03/16/2011

St. Patrick's Day 5

Christ beside me, Christ before me Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lay, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me
Written by St. Patrick

This great Missionary to Ireland and great man of God is celebrated by people going to Pup's to get wasted. St. Patrick if he is watching this from the balcony in Heaven must be mortified.

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irishgit
07/04/2010

St. Patrick's Day 3

Update:

Skimming through some of the old comments on this item is an interesting trek through bigotry, stupidity and misinformation.

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You want the day off? Move to Newfoundland, it's a statutory holiday there. As to wearing green, I usually can't be bothered to remember, and I will not drink beer with green food colouring in it. But it's a good excuse to nip down to the boozer for a pint of Guinness. Like I need much of an excuse.

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Jamie McBain
07/04/2010

St. Patrick's Day 3

Seems really fun, all though I pretty stay home, rather go pub crawling. The parades look like they are loads of fun, however.

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CanadaSucks
07/04/2010

St. Patrick's Day 3


Slovenly drunk holiday. White people go apeshit. It's the only day out of the year when the brothers are scared of whiteys.

St. Paddy's day is quite canned, predictable, and corny to me. CS doesn't need an excuse or a special day to misbehave, drink, or screw (something Americans don't do enough or well enough). . .

Still, it's not all bad. . .it's just not nearly as high on the holiday scale for me.

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Darkpalace
03/03/2010

St. Patrick's Day 4

I have a soft spot in my heart for the holiday. Especially in NY it is great. That and all but sometimes I resent it. I know I am part Irish but you see not all for them. I was an extra playing an Irish woman in Hollywood with a costume. The Irish have told me they don't wear green for it. I heard similar tales before. Sometimes I did or not. My friend told me how she had a green garter belt and I have one now. There was a complaint on the Internet on a NY site for travel for Ireland before that they fool too much in the parade in NY and it is a religious holiday from an Irish woman. I don't like the fact that someone got trampled to death in the parade. It can be impossible to be in it with the crowds.

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Jester002
01/21/2010

St. Patrick's Day 3

A good day for us guys not to wear green so the hottie in the down in receiving will pinch us. It's also the only suitable excuse to drink green beer and pretend your Irish for a day.

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Moosekarloff
10/17/2008

St. Patrick's Day 1

A totally unnecessary and ridiculous holiday, which, by the way, is not celebrated in Ireland. Just another excuse for people to get sh*tfaced, as if they needed an excuse to begin with. If you like the sight of drunks reeling about in the streets, and people puking on themselves and fist fights erupting outside of gin mills, this is the holiday for you. Erin Go Barf.

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trebon1038
03/18/2008

St. Patrick's Day 5

I like St Patrick's day almost as much as Halloween. Its fun to see people enjoying themselves so much...the servers had on all kinds of gadgets...green antler like headbands with shamrocks...flashing rings, necklaces and earrings...one customer came in with glasses, hat and some flashing things around his neck. Everyone out was having fun!

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Loerke
03/16/2008

St. Patrick's Day 2

As a kid in Catholic school, I believed that the Irish ran the world, because this was the day they could terrorize the rest of us with impunity. As I grew older, I learned a little history, and discovered that I was sadly mistaken. The Irish, particularly the Catholic Irish, have survived a brutally oppressive past. As a result, many of the Irish people I know are pissed that their complex history gets reduced to this holiday, with its tacky staples like shamrocks, bagpipes, and beers with food coloring in it. I am starting to think that this holiday is really more for the benefit of the bar and restaurant business. Nonetheless, if you can avoid the parades and go out with your friends (whether Irish or not) instead, it is a fine excuse to down a few pints or some Jameson's whiskey. (Like I need an excuse.) Just pour out a little in memory of that history.

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Randyman
03/18/2006

St. Patrick's Day 5

I appreciate any holiday that calls for a good time. I don't get the anger in some of the previous reviewers. If you don't like it just don't celebrate it. Me, I made Corned Beef and Cabbage last night as I always do.

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IrishTurtle
03/17/2006

St. Patrick's Day 1

I am irish and this is not a celebration of Irish heritage, nor should one need to celebrate ones heritage by having a holiday for it. When will people quit making excuses to create useless celebrations? St.Patrick was really just a Catholic saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. He was an honored and admired figure to the Irish Catholics during that time. He came up with the idea of the clover and attached it as a symbol to the holy trinity. They then added a bunch of irish pegan/celt legends such as the leprechaun and a pot of gold and before you know it you had this day called "Saint Patrick's Day."

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traderboy
03/17/2006

St. Patrick's Day 3

Ah, shore'n 'tis Saint Paddy's Day! I've never really taken issue with the decorative nature of this holiday (the greening of all things can get sickening, but it's over a day later); not being one to partake of spiritous beverages has also made me moderately indifferent to that aspect of the day, as well. Where I become less-than-sanguine is with the "historic" recountings of "Saint" Patrick, whose real name was Maewyn Succat, and wasn't of Irish descent (he was born in Scotland in 387). Kidnapped by Irish looters when he was 16, he was sold as a slave to a guy named Milchu, a local warlord who ruled what would now be present-day Antrim. Tended sheep until he was 22 (why are most prominent religious personalities shepherds?), when voices in his head told him to beat cheeks back to Britain (he attributed the voices to "angelic intervention"; most would've chalked it up to good sense). Made it back home, and dedicated himself to Providence by becoming a priest under the instruction of St. Germain; together, they then went about "purifying" the countryside (that's short-hand for uprooting and burying the indigenous and disagreeable "pagans"). Pope Celestine I, salivating at the thought of bigger real estate deals, gave Patrick the mission of "gathering the Irish race into the one fold of Christ", which he did with violent aplomb. Over the years, he was alleged to have fulfilled all of the "saintly" gewgaws (healing the sick, raising the dead, yada-yada-yada); legend was, he did such a good job that God promised Patrick that he --instead of Jesus-- would be judge of Ireland on the eve of the Apocalypse (and that a killer tidal wave would be heaven-sent to destroy any Irishmen foolish enough to throw in with the Antichrist during the Tribulation). Breaking with tradition, Patrick died of natural causes in 493 (which would've made him an unlikely 106 years old). So, raise a pint of ruddy nectar to this bit of murderous blarney, and thank your lucky shamrocks he won't be coming after YOUR pot of gold.

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Donovan
03/17/2006

St. Patrick's Day 4

Having Irish blood in my body I say "what's the big deal?" Why can't the Irish have their day? "Donovan," such a good Irish name! (PS: I don't drink but I love the color green)

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oscargamblesfr o
03/17/2006

St. Patrick's Day 3

I don't celebrate it myself, nor wear green, but am not ashamed of my ancestry either. Something tells me that reviewer samjung must have got a mcbeating by a leprechaun in third grade.

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earthbound
03/06/2006

St. Patrick's Day 4

Personally speaking, I enjoy this holiday. It comes during lent, and the tradition was that you could take a break from whatever you had given up for lent on St. Patrick's Day. This appealed to young and old alike. Catholicism was always very much part of the Irish identity, and when the Republic was young, this and the Irish language were two tangible elements that distinguished Ireland from it's empire-building neighbour to the east. So the holiday, which is technically a religious holiday, was always infused with a sense of nationalism, and it is really celebrated as sort of an Irish 4th of July. I admit that I am somewhat overwhelmed by its popularity in other countries, and have to believe that a large part of the appeal of the holiday is that it is traditionally celebrated with lashings of whiskey and beer and that sort of celebration tends to have a popular touch in many cultures. This year, I will be in Singapore on Paddy's Day, so I am curious to see what they offer (although somehow I have the feeling I am not in for any great surprises).

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MariusQelDroma
12/28/2005

St. Patrick's Day 4

A lovely holiday for meriment. Just try not to overdo it if you have to drive (hick).

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EschewObfuscat ion
12/28/2005

St. Patrick's Day 4

In the older, northeastern, more ethnic cities this "holiday" is still celebrated by many. "Amateur Night, " I like that. When I lived in Syracuse, on Tipperary Hill, this was the only day bigger than the Regatta. As a young buck, we'd all get out of work early and meet at Coleman's or Nibsey Ryan's. Under the upside down traffic light (near "Stone-Thrower's Park" today) a huge green shamrock would be painted on the street and people would do jigs and riels there all day and all night. Whew.

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BugahaNE
12/27/2005

St. Patrick's Day 4

I am zero percent Irish, so no, I do not celebrate this day, although I will go and have a plate of corned beef and cabbage. I do not have a problem with non-Irish celebrating this day, people like to have fun, there's nothing wrong with that, just like Halloween. Why must every holiday have these rigid codes as to why it is celebrated and who can celebrated it?

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Drummond
12/27/2005

St. Patrick's Day 1

Hated this holiday as a kid when I forgot to wear green to school. Always tried to say that I was wearing fruit of the loom and my apple wasn't ripe.

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GenghisTheHun
06/24/2005

St. Patrick's Day 4

Martha, who can hold her booze, always calls the local St. Paddys day celebration, Amateurs' Night. I have some buddys who are retired like me and we meet, get a snoot full, and have a good time.

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sfalconer
03/17/2005

St. Patrick's Day 1

What a terrible excuse for a holiday, he is the patron saint of Ireland not the USA yet we celebrate it more than the Irish it makes no sense. I wear red white a blue every March 17th.

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Skizero
03/17/2005

St. Patrick's Day 3

i've never been a monumental fan of this holiday, even though i overindulge in booze daily. just something about going to a bar with overzealous folks who can't hold their liquor pouring back a green beer. not my bag. also when i was a kid at Pittsburgh's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Ronald McDonald was there(although i thought he was Scotish?) anyway, the punk was throwing bagels from a moving car and one smacked me right in the mouth....lousy corporate clown.

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realirishgirl
01/26/2005

St. Patrick's Day 4

you all claim to have a bit of irish in ye. but do u know wat it means to be irish. it may be a day of drinking and praying but it is also a day we remember st paddy converted us.im proud to be irsih all year around. slan go foil and have a great st paddy's day this year

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tocwelsh
01/06/2005

St. Patrick's Day 5

Hey Paddy, Whisky and Guinness day and be OIRISH for a day.....

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BirdEgal202
01/01/2005

St. Patrick's Day 3

The leprachaun told me to burn things.

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Daccory
11/01/2004

St. Patrick's Day 1

This Irish celebration seems to be spreading throughout the anglophone world. Why, I have no idea, nor would I want to celebrate it unless I were in Ireland or my hosts were Irish.

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AndrewScott
03/17/2004

St. Patrick's Day 4

Just ate some corned beef and cabbage for lunch today to feel in touch with my Irish roots. Would you believe there are nine times as many people in the United States who claim to have Irish roots as there are people currently living in Ireland? In America, St. Paddy's Day doesn't have the same religious significance that it does in Ireland. It's not even an offical national holiday. Essentially, it's become an occasion swill green beer, wear flamboyant green clothing, and parade drunkenly through the streets singing a mangled version of Danny Boy. Forgetting to wear green on March 17 is not advised, as some Americans (Irish or not) will use this as an excuse to pinch you. Legend tells us St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, although historians insist there weren't any snakes in Ireland to drive out. Still, Ireland's beloved patron saint is credited with converting the Irish to Christianity using Ireland's national symbol, the three-leafed shamrock, to teach the concept of the Holy Trinity. St. Patrick is believed to have born in 389 A.D.

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abichara
03/17/2004

St. Patrick's Day 4

Even though I am not Irish nor Catholic, I haven't forgotten to observe the holiday of Ireland's patron saint. I am wearing green to celebrate today in anticipation that some of that luck of the Irish will rub off on me. Of course, today can't be complete without a drink in celebration of all things Irish. That is why me and my friends (along with one of my professors!) are planning after class to go to the local pub for a beer.

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kolby1973
11/27/2003

St. Patrick's Day 5

St Patrick's Day has always been my favorite holiday. This is my one day of year that I treat like my own birthday. Better than Christmas, too !

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LadyShark4534
09/14/2003

St. Patrick's Day 1

Stupid holiday. Pointless. No reasons to celebrate it at all. We don't even get school off!

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Redoedo
04/20/2003

St. Patrick's Day 2

My family is of Irish Catholic origin, so I have a soft spot in my heart for this holiday. However, I really don't care too much about it anymore- and am getting tired of getting pinched when I forget to wear green. However, it does give you an excuse to dress ridiculously for a day.

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lukskywlkr.
11/01/2002

St. Patrick's Day 3

Wear green or you get pinched. Simple enough.

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Snoopy
03/14/2002

St. Patrick's Day 2

I don't like eating corn beef and cabbage and drinking beer and I'm not even Irish.

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Potch1214
11/27/2001

St. Patrick's Day 4

Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Even this Italian-American kid from the suburbs of Jersey. I love it!

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The Waffler
11/03/2001

St. Patrick's Day 5

The Perfect Day! GReen, green, green!

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Chaotician23
10/11/2001

St. Patrick's Day 4

Pretty cool! I think Leprechauns are awesome!

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kiwi8577
07/04/2001

St. Patrick's Day 5

This is my favorite holiday, being part Irish. I just wish the people of this country (USA) knew the actual meaning of it. It is a religous holiday in Ireland, people. NOT a day to party and get drunk!! Read up about it, okay?!

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CastleBee
04/17/2001

St. Patrick's Day 4

When I was in college, I was surprised to hear this is actually observed as a religious holiday in Ireland -since it has more or less become an excuse to have a parade and a big drinking party in the U.S. I think it may have been adopted here for just that reason. I like it though, because I like to remember my Irish roots and think of how St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity using the shamrock. Such a simple, beautiful story. Oh, and in grade school I loved these great shamrock cookies the room mothers always gave us at our St. Patrick's day parities. Erin go braugh!

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Wiggum
04/14/2001

St. Patrick's Day 3

My enjoyment of Saint Patrick's Day has varied wildly over the years - maybe 2 stars when I was in grade school, 5 stars when I was in college, and 3 stars today. The problem in grade school, of course, came when you forgot to wear something green, and all the kids would pinch the hell out of you. But then in college, when we didn't need much of an excuse to drink too much, St. Patrick's Day became a day of amazing parties (my favorite college party ever was a huge all-day St. Patrick's party). Now, though, St. Patrick's Day just kind of comes and goes without much fuss either way...

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