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Old 03-22-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I have a lot of Irish ancestry. I do not worship saints.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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St Patrick wasn't Irish anyway. He was Romano-British.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Fast forward to 2019, I will be wearing this year a Patina Green T-shirt for St. Patrick's Day. While Valentine's Day and Easter are my two days that I must wear pink (usually Fairy Tale), I decided to change the shade of green for St. Patrick's Day (I only have one shirt in Absinthe Green since it was only available for Spring 2016).
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:28 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I don't know if I have anything green that fits me anymore since I've lost weight so I will have to go buy something. Even though I'm not Irish I always wear green on St. Patty's Day and I make corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I live in Savannah. We do St Patrick’s Day up huge here. Of course I’ll be wearing my green feather boa.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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No and never have but then I dont wear blue for St Andrews day so why for Ireland..
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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No and never have but then I dont wear blue for St Andrews day so why for Ireland..
I think what most Brits don't understand, but then why should they, is that in the 20th century St. Patrick's Day gradually ceased to be an exclusively ethnic holiday.

I can remember when I attended public school in the Forties and Fifties in a community that had a majority of Protestants, and a Catholic population that was divided almost evenly between fairly recent Sicilian immigrants and their descendants and a longer established population of Irish-Americans that in the public school we made green paper hats and so on when the day came around. In primary school we were told the story of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, but it was presented as a legend.

The Catholic religious feast day for St. Patrick occurs during Lent, but on this day all Lenten restrictions regarding food, partying, etc. were suspended, and this meant that Catholics of all ethnicities were happy to celebrate the day. And by the time television was well established St. Patrick's Day popped up in all sorts of contexts that had nothing to do with Catholics or Irish-Americans. I doubt that very many Americans know anything about the man, other than the fact that they think he was Irish - which he wasn't!

For some Irish-Americans who still have some connexions with Ireland, or who are immigrants, the day is significant in an ethnic way, but the majority of the people who celebrate aren't doing it for Ireland by any means.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I live near Erskine in Scotland and its said St Patrick was taken from the shores of the River Clyde while fishing by pirates and taken to Ireland... who knows if true or not....Although an Apostle of Ireland, St Patrick was actually born in Scotland, in the year 387. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Romans, living in Britain. Aged about 14, St Patrick was captured by Irish pirates and taken to Ireland to work as a slave, where his job was to herd sheep.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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It is on Sunday this year. Not a workday but do attend church. I hardly ever wear green on this day. I don't think about it and if I do think about it I usually can't find something green I want to wear anyway.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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I live in Savannah. We do St Patrickís Day up huge here. Of course Iíll be wearing my green feather boa.
Lived in Savannah area for 12 years. The second largest St Patrick's Day parade in the US besides New York.

Definitely something to experience one time. I am majority Irish and my neighbor up there was from Ireland and when he got to drinking, I couldn't understand a dang word he said haha
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