Post # 1
For hours now I have been wondering what all the commotion, screaming, cheering and music is outside our apartment. it only JUST clicked that it’s St. P’s Day. Even though I grew up in the UK, for some reason we never really celebrated St. P’s Day, but over here in Canada it seems like a huge thing. But I just can’t bring myself to pack into a crowded bar when to me it just feels like any other day. I feel so boring.
Post # 3
I don’t celebrate any holidays….
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
Totally not. I hate days where people turn it into an excuse to drink all day to make theirselves feel/look better.
Post # 10
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
- 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
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
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
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
@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…