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St Patrick's Day
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hawkida
The only time I ever hear St Patrick's Day referred to in terms of a cause for celebration is when there's an American around, or - to a lesser extent - someone Irish. Surely that's the wrong way around?

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In Bristol it's a cause of celebration for any Irish themed pubs, as everyone decides to drink Guiness, Murphy's etc all night and pack into pubs like Finnigan's Wake (spelt wrong), O'Neills, Bohemia etc. And I mean "pack into", as there's never any space to move and they'll be a queue of people waiting to get in up the road until late.

this is a source of some puzzlement to me also. They cant teach religion in the schools here yet all the walls are covered with shamrocks and little green men...so I asked, "whats with all the St patrick stuff I thought you couldnt teach religion?" to which they replied, [as you no doubt already guessed] "What's it got to do with relgion?" [I put my head on the table at this point...] St Paddys day is somet of a big deal in Liverpool, but not like here. San Fran was crazy this weekend, parades/'irish' music/dancing etc etc and charlotte was the same when we drove thru it tonite [here in NC] and i dont 'think' there're any irish here, just some people who go on about having irish ancestors, mind you their halloween traditions seem to be mostly irish in origin too, its got me thinking but Im afraid that my body clock is too bloody confused right now to know more than its time for a bath and bed...

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