(Closed) Anyone else not that into St. Patrick’s Day?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I don’t celebrate any holidays…. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A few years back (when living in a mostly college town) I used to go out and day drink for St. P’s Day, and then take the rest of the week as a mini vacation.  (I think it fell on Wednesday and Thursdays those years.)  I have not been out the last two years, and honestly I don’t miss it.

Although I NEVER had a green beer.  I refuse.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Fiance is out with his friends today, and I’m loving the quiet day to myself at home!  I’ll go out later this evening, but a full day of drinking doesn’t appeal to me!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I tried joining into the festivities for a few years, but I really just can’t get into it. I don’t like drunk people :(.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t celebrate it, never have. My Irish Fiance is the same, he has never bothered with it! We live in Scotland, so it might not be as big a deal here but even when he lived in Ireland he and his family never bothered…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Never really been into it, even though I am part-Irish.  I just don’t get the whole “today is the day to get completely wasted” thing!  If I want to get blitzed, I’d rather do it on a day of my choosing!

I also don’t want to consume corned beef, cabbage, or anything green!  Just not my thing!!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I don’t celebrate it, I’m not reilgious and don’t see the importance of celebrating the life of a person who forced the Pagans conversion to Catholicism. It disconnects the Irish from their actual ancestors, since St. Patrick himself was not Irish.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Totally not.  I hate days where people turn it into an excuse to drink all day to make theirselves feel/look better.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Meh.

My social life stopped revolving around copious amounts of alcohol a long time ago. “Woo” girls and “duuuuuuude!” guys have never appealed to me!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Clearly, this day doesn’t celebrate Saint Patrick (anymore). This is a secular holiday. The average kid out at the bars doesn’t know anything about Patrick.

I’m Irish and never felt compelled to celebrate the way some do. I’ll wear green, but I laughed when I saw people out at the bar when we went for bagels this morning. Not my scene.

I did show Mr. Mink some videos of The Dubliners and sang a few old songs last night courtesy of YouTube. 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s not that actually big of a holiday, we here in England don’t really go for it, and I don’t think even the Irish do as it’s not really that traditional anyway. Yet another Hallmark holiday created to get people to spend more money for no reason. Did I mention it’s also Mothers day here tomorrow as well. I love my mum loads, but I can’t keep up with all these holidays haha

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never been a big drinker, so the way most people celebrate has never been for me. We do have a pretty awesome parade in town that I went to when I was a kid.

We might go see an Irish punk show tonight, and drink a Guinness, but thats about it. Also the actual history of St. Patrick is very weird thing to celebrate.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m almost completely Irish and I have never been into it.  I am by no means much of a drinker, so it’s never been something I get all excited about.  I’m not even wearing green today – I am in all black!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mink:  Totally agree. Recognising it is one thing but we went to get lunch today and saw a group of teenagers covered in green facepaint drinking in the street. Pretty sure they just wanted an excuse to get hammered in the afternoon.

Saying that, I do live in the East End of Glasgow…

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