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(Deslidefied)   These American St. Patrick's Day traditions aren't very Irish at all. Now are you going to eat all of your marshmallows?   (deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line
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2022-03-16 8:05:35 AM  
Not surprising that American St Patrick's Day is so disconnected from the Irish one. American Irish people lost most of their cultural ties to Ireland.
 
2022-03-16 8:12:14 AM  
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2022-03-16 8:16:05 AM  
Don't worry we kept the most Irish parts of the holiday - getting blackout drunk, vomiting on someone's shoes, and fighting in the street.
 
2022-03-16 8:16:50 AM  
I play in a trad Irish band, and wear anything but green every year. Nobody's ever said a thing.

We avoid the parades and really drunken bars unless they pay a ton. St. Pat's is bad behavior on display for a whole weekend.
 
2022-03-16 8:20:24 AM  
See? I told you my ancestors weren't violent pant-sh*tting drunks- well, they may have been but it wasn't due to their nationality but rather an individual flaw in their own character.
Anyhoo, I want an apology - & a NATURAL-COLOUR beer.
 
2022-03-16 8:21:04 AM  
PETER SELLERS - 'A Drop Of The Hard Stuff' - 1958
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2022-03-16 8:23:23 AM  
Whaddaya mean the Irish don't dye their Chicago rivers green?  Heresy!
 
2022-03-16 8:25:17 AM  
Wait - is this trying to tell me that the Irish didn't always have a tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green? Well then, what color did they dye it?

/Don't tell me Orange you wanking Ulster c***
 
2022-03-16 8:37:24 AM  

psychosis_inducing: Not surprising that American St Patrick's Day is so disconnected from the Irish one. American Irish people lost most of their cultural ties to Ireland.


Yes, but at least they got food.

Po-ta-toes!

It's just an excuse to get drunk, it's all good.
 
2022-03-16 8:40:40 AM  
My understanding from talking to some Irish is that over there St. Patrick's day is the Irish equivalent of Flag Day. It's on the calendar, but hardly anyone actually does anything for it.
 
2022-03-16 8:44:00 AM  
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2022-03-16 8:48:47 AM  
you're American not European, get your own traditions and customs!

America: ok sure

no you're not doing the traditions the right way!!!!
 
2022-03-16 9:17:47 AM  
Fun fact about the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade: it didn't start as a St. Patrick's parade at all.  The Irish were celebrating St. Patrick's on March 17th, but that was also the date of Evacuation Day (the day British forces left Boston in 1776).  The parade was originally organized to require veteran status to participate, meaning the parade was mostly limited to military bands and parade groups.  I've heard rumors that this was intentionally done as a slight to the Irish who had difficulty getting rank to hold sway in the city's veteran groups.  As the Irish veteran population got more involved in the parade and got the best response from the crowd they eventually convinced the organizers to open it up and allow St. Patrick's to be an official theme.

Until at least 2019, the parade included the Evacuation Day memorial at Telegraph Hill (the park that makes the balls on the map below):
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2022's route looks like it just ends at Farragut Rd (no turn around on the east end of the route).  I'm guessing it's from thinner crowds the past two years, but I hope they get back to the Evacuation Day memorial some day so I have a reason to spout trivia at people.
 
2022-03-16 9:23:11 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: My understanding from talking to some Irish is that over there St. Patrick's day is the Irish equivalent of Flag Day. It's on the calendar, but hardly anyone actually does anything for it.



Strangely getting fall down puke on yourself drunk isn't how they celebrate a saint's day that falls during Lent in heavily Catholic countries.
 
2022-03-16 9:50:59 AM  
did you know that St. Patrick's Day celebrated in America is celebrated by Irish-Americans and is thus a celebration of their heritage as emigrees rather than what they would do in Ireland?
 
2022-03-16 9:56:50 AM  
Shane MacGowan and the Popes - The Rising of the Moon
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2022-03-16 10:52:03 AM  

syrynxx: Whaddaya mean the Irish don't dye their Chicago rivers green?  Heresy!


Yeah, I just cannot believe dying an American river green isn't a tradition in Ireland!
 
2022-03-16 11:27:09 AM  

eKonk: Wait - is this trying to tell me that the Irish didn't always have a tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green? Well then, what color did they dye it?

/Don't tell me Orange you wanking Ulster c***


Donegal takes exception to your slur...
 
2022-03-16 11:35:23 AM  
My son's a bartender in New Orleans. He told me that any Marti Gras leftover frat boys woo hooing about beads get a head of cabbage chucked at them.

I could get behind that 'tradition' spreading far and wide.
 
2022-03-16 1:31:51 PM  
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2022-03-16 3:10:17 PM  
Real drinkers refer to St. Paddy's Day and New Year's Eve as amateur hour.
 
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