Do You Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

@bagarad (12674)
Paso Robles, California
March 17, 2018 2:45am CST
I've been seeing a lot of my friends post blogs with special St. Patrick's Day recipes and product reviews. I just posted an ordinary, everyday recipe. Then I wondered if anyone would even bother to look at it on St. Patrick's Day, since it wasn't related. It was just a quick and easy dinner recipe that would be good any time. Do you cook special meals for St. Patrick's Day? If so, what do you like to make? Or do you treat St. Patrick's Day like any other day and eat the way you usually do? I'm just curious.
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@JohnRoberts (61413)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Mar
It is just another day on the calendar for me.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
I suspected I wasn't the only one, and I'm part Irish.
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@indexer (1194)
• Leicester, England
17 Mar
I think being Irish helps! For some reason, the Irish seem to be much more keen on celebrating their patron saint's day than do the Scots, Welsh or English - I'm just talking about the four British home countries, here. There are celebrations on 1st March (St David) 23rd April (St George) and 30th November (St Andrew), but they are nothing like as noticeable! The reason in the UK is probably to do with the fact that many Irish people are Catholic, and Catholics pay much more attention to saints than do Protestants. In the US, it must have much more to do with the fact that there are so many people there of Irish descent, and that the Irish immigrants tended to band together and retain their identity as a group.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
I agree. Although I have Scotch/Irish in my ancestry, I grew up Protestant, so the Scotch side must have won out. I din't know a thing about patron saints until I married a Serb whose family whose nominally Orthodox family celebrated Slava. For them it was more a Serbian celebration than a religious celebration, though they did try to prepare by making peace with all in the family before celebrating. They at least recognized the Christian symbolism.
@RasmaSandra (19168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Mar
I am not Irish but in my younger days I really enjoyed St. Patrick's Day. It was an excuse to celebrate and do some fun things. Later on I just enjoyed cooking corned beef and cabbage. Unfortunately, you cannot get corned beef here in Latvia so St. Paddy's Day was not on the menu so to say. Young adults here enjoy celebrating it at the Irish pubs in the city. I just make sure to have a poem about it out on the web and that is all.
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@alberello75 (18450)
• Genova, Italy
17 Mar
St. Patrick, March 17th. Thanks to you, now I know this too. However, I do not think there are any celebrations in Italy.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
That's interesting to know, since a lot of Italy is Catholic.
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@alberello75 (18450)
• Genova, Italy
17 Mar
@bagarad Instead, on 19th March, San Giuseppe, a traditional father's day! But unfortunately with my father, I do not have a good relationship
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
@alberello75 I'm sorry you have a poor relationship with your father. That must hurt.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
17 Mar
No, in Switzerland we do not celebrate Saint Patrick. Our Patron Saint is Nicholas of Flüe, but there are no official celebrations.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
My husband's family celebrates Slava, and their patron saint is St. Nicholas, as well. Slava is a huge celebration, bigger than Christmas in Serbian families.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
18 Mar
@bagarad There are no big celebrations here. The only important celebration is the 1st of August, Swiss National Day.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
20 Mar
@LadyDuck That makes sense. How do you celebrate that?
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@anikoonline (3224)
• Hungary
20 Mar
We don't celebrate St. Partrick's Day in my country.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
20 Mar
What's the biggest holiday in your country? How do you celebrate it?
• Hungary
20 Mar
@bagarad We have a national holiday in August, which is the the Foundation Day. And it is also the feast of new bread. Usually many different bakeries prepare for this day their best bread. And there's firework.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
21 Mar
@anikoonline Sounds like fun! Does the bread have any symbolic meaning in this feast?
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@nela13 (7744)
• Portugal
17 Mar
I don't celebrate St. Patrick's day, it is not a tradition in my country.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
It's not a tradition of my country itself, but we have a lot of Irish here who do celebrate, and many other Americans join the celebration just for the fun of it.
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@nela13 (7744)
• Portugal
17 Mar
@bagarad if we had irish people here I think I would join them too
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
@nela13 Here in the USA I think we have people from everywhere.
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@sharpcard (219)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Mar
I don't know what to do on this day,Please excuse my ignorance.Like a Turkey festival?
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar
We don't do anything special but because our concert was on St Pat's Day we used the Irish flag and a couple of shamrocks as decoration. And for some reason I can't load the photo. Oh well, another time.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Mar
I didn't realize your concert was today. I'll have to look for a post.
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@Corbin5 (113475)
• United States
17 Mar
I have never cooked a special meal for St. Patrick's Day. Never considered it a special day, but glad some folks like it.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
That's about where I am on it. I hardly even worry about getting pinched if I don't wear anymore.
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• China
17 Mar
I have not known of St. Patrick's Day .It is said that it is now Irish's National Day.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
It's celebrated most by the Irish and the Catholics. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.
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@Srbageldog (8227)
• United States
17 Mar
My family always made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. I still enjoy it with them on the years when I go over to my parents house to celebrate. I do not cook the meal myself, as my partner didn't grow up eating that stuff and doesn't care for it. I used to make a roast some years, but this year I am unable to make anything special, as I am down with a broken ankle.
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@bagarad (12674)
• Paso Robles, California
17 Mar
I'm sorry about your ankle. I had a broken ankle once, and I know it hurts. You have a very good reason not to cook.
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