In Celebration of St Patrick's Day

@Canellita (12052)
United States
March 11, 2009 12:02am CST
I received an email from a friend inviting me over for Saint Patrick's Day. She is having a gathering and they are going to watch the parade. We just went through parade season with Mardi Gras which I do not participate in. I am neither catholic or Irish; I do not wear green on March 17 and I really have no interest in this gathering. Of course the celebration is extremely close to the Saint Joseph's Day Celebrations and Italian parade. Maybe it is just a cultural thing but it seems to me some things are commercially blown out of proportion and some people take it for granted everyone else is like them. I really don't need one more excuse to party. I have recently learned that a number of men I know march in the Irish and Italian parades and while it might be fun to watch for and wave at them I wouldn't have much to do the rest of the time. Not to mention one of the parades they hand out flowers in exchange for kisses and I am just not down with that. I realize a lot of these days are only a big deal in the United States but some have started to spread around the globe and I am wondering if people make an issue out of St. Patrick's Day where you live.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
11 Mar 09
seems like to me alot of people use st. patricks day as an excuse to go out and drink since im not a big drinker its just another day to me they used to want us to all wear green back when i worked in a restaurant dress up for the customers not me have no problem with the holiday just never made a big deal about it though some of the parades are nice that they have around here but maybe we can look at is as st. patricks day means we are that much closer to the warmer weather and spring.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
12 Mar 09
This town really doesn't need an excuse for people to get drunk! But for me that is exactly what the day is about after you get past the wearing of green clothing and the pinching and so forth.