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There were a few students wandering around the street in green hats as I walked to the Metro yesterday evening. I guess it was St Patrick's Day *g*

1. Have you ever been to Ireland?
No, I haven't. I'm not really sure why not.

2. According to Facts about Ireland, 73% of Americans are unable to locate Ireland on a map bereft of country names. Whether you are American or not, can you find it on a map?
*laughs* I would be ashamed of myself if I couldn't. It is only next door, after all.

3. Are you or do you know a natural redhead?
Well, yes. Like many people in this part of the country, I can also trace my ancestry back to Irish immigrants. I was surrounded by red heads growing up.

4. Will you be celebrating St Patrick's Day?
No. See above - I didn't know it was St Patrick's day yesterday, until I was heading home and even then it was just a guess. Apart from being a marketing excuse for Guinness in a couple of the local pubs, it is really not a thing.

5. Do you even know who St. Patrick is and why we celebrate his day?
I know who he was. I know both what is believed to be to be his actual history and the story about the snakes, but celebrate his saint's day... why would you? *g*

Date: 2017-03-18 12:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kazzy-cee.livejournal.com
We really don't do anything in the UK for St Patrick do we. Mind you we don't really do anything for any of the other patron saints either LOL!

Date: 2017-03-19 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
No, we don't. But then, I kind of doubt St Patrick's Day has much to do with the saint, either *g*

Date: 2017-03-18 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
St. Patrick's Day was acknowledged but we didn't celebrate either.

Date: 2017-03-19 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
I guess saints' days are not really a thing these days, except to some devout church goers. But then, I think St Patrick's day is more about identity and if it isn't linked to your own identity... *shrugs*

Date: 2017-03-18 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
These really made me smile. Why would we celebrate St Patrick's Day? Why would anyone who isn't Irish? Why on Earth do Americans anyway? :)

Date: 2017-03-19 09:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
Why would we celebrate St Patrick's Day?
I've been thinking about that and I've come to the conclusion that it is about identity - like Americans who say "I'm Italian American", or "I'm African American", or "I'm Irish American". A way of declaring your clan, like I would say, "I'm a northerner".

Date: 2017-03-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Except I'm a lot more Irish than most of them....!

Date: 2017-03-20 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
*grins* Yeah, so am I, I would think.

Date: 2017-03-19 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
Why on Earth do Americans anyway? Here in Austin it seems that it's an excuse to drink. Lots.

Date: 2017-03-19 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Ah, now, here on the small island we have never felt the need for an excuse :)

Date: 2017-03-19 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
Yeah, we really don't need an excuse, either :D

Date: 2017-03-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydanielles.livejournal.com
I usually celebrate as a "luck" day.

Date: 2017-03-22 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
A Luck day, sounds good. Does that mean it's a day you consider lucky, or do you mean that it's a day to think about and be thankful for the luck you have had?

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