Celebrating St. Patrick's Day...

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@twoey68 (13651)
United States
March 16, 2010 6:32pm CST
So, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day…the day of green, leprechauns, pots of gold and celebration. Many ppl take the day very seriously, while others simply see it as a day of fun pinching ppl for not wearing green. For most ppl leprechauns are folklore along with the pots of gold at the end of the rainbow but for some Irish ppl, it’s as real as anything else. Personally, I like the holiday, I find it a fun and happy holiday. I don’t go out drinking but I do try to wear green. I can remember when I was in school everyone would ask if you were wearing green and if you weren’t, boy did you get pinched. LOL So, what does St. Patrick’s Day mean to you? Do you do anything special for the day? Do you believe in the whole leprechauns and pots of gold? Have you ever found a four leaf clover? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
We're not celebrating a St Patrick's day, but in other sites, my online friends are used of sending me St Patrick's Day greetings and comments, I'm sending them back the same.I think there's nothing wrong sending friends with the Irish luck.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I think you make a valuable point...holidays are what you make them. Despite what some ppl think about a holiday, it all comes down wot how we each see them. I don't really see the religious side of them (never really researched it) but I do enjoy all the celebration. Many of the Facebook games are also celebrating the holiday with special prizes. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
17 Mar 10
Hi twoey68, St. Patrick's Day to me means I have the day off work, which is always good We will properly go visit the parents have dinner then just go to the pub and get extremely drunk and drown the shamrock Might break out the green shirt but I doubt it. I did change my avatar to green so that might just have to do.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Mar 10
For me it is really nothing as I am not really a deeply religious person in general, I am however a Pagan. Saint patrick was the man who led the slaughter of a lot of pagans in Ireland. In other words, "drove out the snakes" as the holliday has watered down to. Personaly, I'll probably have a few whiskeys with some friends though..I am Irish after all.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Mar 10
My grandma would be 110 if she was still alive. One of my best friends will be forty nine. I always wear green, I love Celtic music. I recognize that part of my heritage on that day, but I am a real Heinz 57. It is a fun memory, and I always had fun coloring pictures for my Grandma and sending them to her. Lots of four leaf clovers and Leprechauns. My friend wears green, and shamrock jewelry any time she feels like it, and if any one gives her any static over it she informs them that she is entitled to wear Irish stuff year around. She is Irish at least in part, anyway.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Hi twoey68, I don't go for the drinking either, but I love to cook the tradtional fare. This year, instead of corned beef and cabbage, I'm doing lamb stew, with soda bread and because my hubby doesn't like cabbage in gravy, I'm just having a side dish of buttered cabbage. I do decorate some for St.Paddy's Day as well. I have a green table cover and gold, shiny place mats. It can be fun to keep some of the traditions going. I even have Irish music to play for the fun of it.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
What is soda bread? I've never heard of it. I wasn't aware that cabbage is such a big dish for the holiday. The decorations sound really festival as well. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Soda bread is like a biscuit. It's a little flatter than a biscuit that uses yeast for the rising. Baking soda is used instead of yeast.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I knew that tomorrow was St. Patrick's Day. However, I never have celebrated it, myself. Green is one of my favorite colors, anyway, and I just might wear it. I also have some green leprechaun hat earrings and I might wear them, too. In fact, I have a lot of different earrings for the different holidays. I never did get pinched for not wearing green but I'm sure it hurt.I never have believed in leprechauns and pots of gold but I have a lot of clovers in my yard. Kathy.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Your lucky...I'd love to hunt a clover patch for a real four leaf clover...I think they are so neat. I'd like to find one and have it sealed in glass...maybe I'll have to find an already made one. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
17 Mar 10
That would be nice, wouldn't it?Kathy.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
No, I don't really celebrate St. Patrick's Day at all where I am from. I have heard on a t.v. report that people from Ireland don't even celebrate it that much either. I haven't found a four leaf clover before. Its weird how St. Patrick's day isn't a Holiday here. I hope you enjoy this special day.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I don't know if the ppl in Ireland really celebrate or not. Maybe one of the Irish members will pop in and say for sure. I do hope they do though. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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• Canada
17 Mar 10
There was a big party at the Army Navy Air Force club which is right next door to us, we partied there on Saturday night. They had Irish dancing, and everything. It was great!! They also have Guinness on tap. We are going to go back there tomorrow and make sure to have a Guinness for St. Patrick's Day. There are also nice green cookies at Second Cup! :)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
Hi twoey, St. Patrick's day has never been important to me but sometimes I'll wear green. I've only known one person who believed in leprechauns and don't think it's a growing trend lol. I'm not into the drinking either. Blessings.
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@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
16 Mar 10
I'm part irish, german, french, God only knows what else I wear green, cook the traditional corned beef and cabbage and this year-I made a grasshopper cheesecake. I'm really looking forward to eating that tomorrow!! I think of the St. Patrick that converted all the Christians in Ireland..My mother was catholic raised-he's the one my mother always told me to pray to if I lost something-and he usually came through for me. I don't believe in the leprechauns and pots of gold hooey...it's cute though...and I don't think I've ever found a 4 leaf clover-but maybe I will one day.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
The grasshopper cheesecake sounds scrumptious...I'd love the recipe if you'd like to share [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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• United States
17 Mar 10
I can hardly wait til 2nite to eat it! I don't think I'm allowed to post recipes so I'll tell you what site I got it on instead~It's from betty crocker and is called the chocolate grasshopper cheesecake recipe. I made it last night and was sooo ready to eat it then. By the way, for St. Patty's day- I added green food dye
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
17 Mar 10
This is just another day to me. I know about wearing green, when I was in school if you did not wear green you were in trouble. I think that is the only reason I would wear green some people can be very serious about pinching you.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Especially an older brother...he loved the holiday if for nothing more than so he could pinch me on purpose and never get in trouble. Thank God we grew up. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 10
Ah, yes. St. Paddy's day. May the road rise with you and all of that. When i was working it was always a have to do to wear green or get flack for it. I still have a pair of St. Pat's day socks I always wore. When I used to send cards and so forth it was a neat day for exchange and a reason to remember people. I am Irish but I sure don't do anything anymore. I used to fix a special dinner too but not anymore. My daughter has found four leaf clovers. I never have. Luck of the Irish?
• United States
17 Mar 10
I don't do anything special to celebrate the day, but I do wear green!
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@BarBaraPrz (19379)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Mar 10
shamrocks - My shamrock earrings.
I have found a few four leaf clovers, but they weren't particularly more lucky than the three leaf kind. I generally wear something green, and my shamrock earrings.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I'd love to have one of those glass paperweights with one in it. I think their very pretty. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Those earrings are beautiful...I'd love to find a special pair of earrings for each holiday. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@BarBaraPrz (19379)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Mar 10
I have hearts, Easter bunnies, jingle bells and black cats, too.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Well St Pattys Day means a little something different. My baby turns 16! We will celebrate in the morning but I cant say how since she is sitting next to me! I have always tried to keep the day hers so I haven't really celebrated St Pattys Day for 16 years! I used to party with the Irish!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Happy Birthday to your daughter! I can see why you'd want to make it a special day for her...to me it would be just one more reason to go all out for the holiday LOL [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Mar 10
hi oh I come from irish stock way back four gr grandparents and they were C larks from Derry Ireland.so yes the day is special to me and I have a green t shirt that I will wear. I suppose we will have some sort of celebration here at G old C rest but the new activity director really does not know her butt from a hole in the ground so do not expect too much from her. her idea of having us play bingo was a half hour session which to people who love to play bingo a slap in the face. My mom was the one who could always find four leafed clovers but I was not that lucky myself. The Richeys also supposedly came from Ireland, four brothers but so far have not got back to the fourth generation to prove or disprove that theory at all. So Happy St Patricks day
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I "celebrate" St. Patrick's Day, but for a different reason. It's my birthday. I'm going to be 23. I'm getting old. I love all the green and Irish culture, but since it's my birthday, I wear whatever color I want. lol Sometimes, I wish I were Irish because of my birthday. My boyfriend is Irish, though.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a good one. It would seem like your birthday is one big celebration LOL I think it would be a lot of fun. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
25 Mar 10
I LOVE St. Patty's Day because everyone wears my favorite color! I know that sounds pathetic, but I absolutely LOVE the color green. I never get sick of it. So on this special day every year almost everyone wears green. I like to admire all the different shades of green people wear. How fun! I see it as a fun day where people have fun poking each other. (Of course, you know I never get poked since I'm always looking for an excuse to wear green - LOL!) I don't know how people can take this day too seriously since it's a day of fun, in my opinion. Thanks for asking, my friend!
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I've not researched or verified any of this, but I've heard that Padrick was quite the butcher (for the church) and that the whole notion of "St. Patrick driving the snakes off of Ireland" was a metaphor for his butchering of the pagan natives. Just a thought...
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
22 Mar 10
I am 85% Irish, and have always celebrated St Paddy's Day! I enjoy the wearing of the green. And have lots of buttons too. I send out St Patrick's Day cards (the same way I do Christmas cards). Just a habit I got into. Just FUN!! And yes, I had great fun this St Paddy's Day too. Erin Go Bragh!!!!