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Now i remeber why i started protesting St. Pattys Day.
The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day

Quote:If you’re wondering why you’re wearing green right now, there’s more to it than protection from pinching fingers. It goes back to the Irish Rebellion, when Irish soldiers wore green as they fought off the British in their trademark red. Until then, the color associated with St. Patrick and Feast Day was actually blue. The song soldiers sang during the war in 1798, “The Wearing of the Green,” changed all of that and made green, the color of shamrocks, Ireland’s mainstay color. From then on, people wore green on St. Patrick’s Day in solidarity. And when Chicago dyed their river green for the first time in 1962, the practice of wearing and decorating in green became a part of pop culture. It’s now commonplace to bust out your best greens mid-March.

A lot of info in that link!
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One more quote for those who don't like to click links:
Quote:Okay, so why all the drinking then? It’s part historical subtext, part us succumbing to advertising, and part stereotyping. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day, or Feast Day, saw the lifting of Lent restrictions for the day, giving Christians a breather as they made their way to Easter. Basically, it was a day to eat and drink as much as you please in celebration, hence the traditional Irish meal of bacon and cabbage. But imbibing on whiskey and beer was not part of the equation. In fact, pubs in Ireland were forced by law to shut down for the holiday until later in the 20th century, and drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day was greatly frowned upon until the late 1970s.

Then, a huge marketing push from Budweiser in the 80s convinced thirsty revelers that drinking beer and St. Patrick’s Day were one in the same. The rest is drunk history nobody seems to remember, as it’s all been replaced in our heads with quotes from Boondock Saints. Much like Cinco de Mayo, many people now use the holiday as an excuse to binge drink, which fosters negative stereotypes by incorrectly associating the act of getting wasted with Irish culture. But, at least now you can take a swig of your Guinness in pride because you know the real story. Sláinte!

Just had to quote that.
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So naturally i am not drinking today. And haven't for the past few years. I think i did drink just a couple last year just because.
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(03-17-2018, 02:27 PM)~mc~ Wrote:
(03-17-2018, 02:26 PM)Barfy McFelix Wrote: And it's more of an American tradition than Irish.

My brothers wife goes all out for st Patrick’s day and she’s like 2% Irish  Eyeroll  Chuckle

there are these people around my community that claim they are "Irish" when they are like 2 and 5 percent Irish. I can't stand stuff like that. "I'M IRISH!!!" -_- ok, that's why you look like snooki right? -_-
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