(Closed) St. Patrick's Day – do you celebrate? Why or why not….

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
    Absolutely - I decorate, cook special foods, etc. : (17 votes)
    22 %
    If I'm in the mood - it's a take it or leave it thing : (30 votes)
    39 %
    Not really - but I'm not opposed to it. : (29 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Normally I “celebrate it,” by celebrating I mean I drink beer at bars lol I do have quite a bit of Irish in me.. but my family doesn’t really do anything to celebrate. Normally I just go out with friends. This year my Fiance has to work all day, my 2 best girlfriends are also working and I work the next day.. so I’m just going to take it easy this year. PLUS my bachelorette party is the following weekend, so I’m going to let my liver rest up for that!

    Post # 4
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i am part irish so i like to have my corned beef but i’m not into the whole “get as wasted as possible” thing.

    Post # 5
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Our friends usually have a BBQ every year that we will go to but now that we have a 2 month old, I don’t think we will go. This year I will probably just make corned beef and cabbage.  

    Post # 6
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yes!!  Corned Beef!  Irish Soda Bread!  Beer!  Whiskey!

    I did a parade weekend last weekend.  Friday I’m going to a Museum party followed by a house party (both St. Paddy’s themed).  I’m following it up with making corned beef and soda bread on Saturday.  Sunday I’m running a 5K followed by a block party with a corned beef dinner at an Irish bar downtown.


    (also just an FYI for everyone, I was told by an Irish woman last year that calling it “St. Patty’s” makes Irish people roll their eyes.  Patty is a female name. Patrick is shortened to Paddy)

    Post # 7
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My work is celebrating right now! Green beer, irish tunes and a monumental game of flip cup!

    I’m sitting here (drinking beer) waiting for an important email to come through before I join the fun!

    Post # 8
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @oracle:  Add another category for “I celebrate it as a drinking/partying holiday.”  I wear green, drink my green beer, and eat Irish pub food.

    Post # 11
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We me be a part of the St. Patty’s Day Parade in Washington DC. Friends of my parents have a float in the parade. It all depends on the weather and if I want to get up and ride the metro in to the city.

    Post # 12
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I never really have other than wearing green so I don’t get a pinch.

    This year our friend has invited us to go out, he’s irish and apparently celebrates pretty hard.

    I’m a little apprehensive because I have a full day conference before the celebration begins :/

    Post # 13
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Fiance and I are both part Irish and he LOVES corned beef, so he usually cooks a big corned beef and cabbage meal. 

    Post # 14
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Nona99:  OMG you have a blog?

    Goodbye rest of my afternoon!  I love your writting!

    Post # 15
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’m not Irish and I don’t drink. Even when I did drink I never celebrated (we never really needed a reason to get drunk. “Tuesday” was a good enough reason).

    The most we do is watch Boondock Saints. 

    Post # 16
    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Honestly I hate how crowded bars get on St. Paddy’s Day, but since my SO is hard-core Irish-American (I’m Polish), we go to bars to celebrate. I would do my girlfriend duty of making sure he doesn’t pass out drunk and get us both home safe…

    This year, it’s going to be low key. My friend is coming to visit so the two of us and the SO will go down the street and check out our local bar’s festivities. I am just looking forward to doing my green eye-makeup. I’ve been following beauty blogger Carli Bybel’s videos, and I’m going to try the “pop of green” look she did recently. Yeah, that’s the extent of my SPD “partying…”

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