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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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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)
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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)
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St. Patrick's Day was acknowledged but we didn't celebrate either.

Date: 2017-03-19 09:44 am (UTC)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Except I'm a lot more Irish than most of them....!

Date: 2017-03-20 05:38 am (UTC)
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*grins* Yeah, so am I, I would think.

Date: 2017-03-19 03:55 pm (UTC)
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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)
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Ah, now, here on the small island we have never felt the need for an excuse :)

Date: 2017-03-19 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we really don't need an excuse, either :D

Date: 2017-03-21 04:42 pm (UTC)
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I usually celebrate as a "luck" day.

Date: 2017-03-22 05:52 am (UTC)
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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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