Do you wear green on St. Patricks Day?
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
10 Feb 07
I don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day, though I am half Irish. I try to celebrate my heritage every day, but I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and this is why: St. Patrick is a Catholic saint. What is being celebrated on St. Patrick's Day is not Ireland itself, but the bringing of Christianity to Ireland. I'm not Christian. The religion I follow is a modernly reconstructed version of the religion that Christianity replaced in Ireland. So the coming of St. Patrick represents a loss and not a gain to me. That isn't to say that I think people who celebrate the holiday are bad, or that I begrudge their right to do so.
11 Feb 07
Yes we do but were Irish, We eat green eggs for breakfast (food colouring), wear green , white and orange face paint and head into the city for the fireworks(that never seem to be on st Patrick's day) On Paddy's day we head for the parade. This is only done for the kids benefit though.