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(NCBuy)   One third of Americans think St. Patrick's Day should be a national holiday   ( ncbuy.com) divider line
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2003-03-17 12:55:23 AM  
personally, i think having the day after St. Patricks day off work/school would make a lot more sense
2003-03-17 04:19:58 AM  
... but they didn't say WHICH nation
2003-03-17 06:01:30 AM  
46 % of Farkers think you can only submit so many sites from a paper each day.
2003-03-17 08:32:10 AM  
I can't be arsed to wade through all that analysis and background in the article. Can someone precis it for me?
2003-03-17 08:53:06 AM  
So everyone can go get loaded on green beer?
2003-03-17 09:45:48 AM  
I'm surprised the percentage isn't higher. Americans will look for any excuse to party!
2003-03-17 09:46:44 AM  
So when is St. Patrick's Day? Did I miss it?
2003-03-17 10:05:48 AM  
I think St. Patrick's day should be like an Easter... can move around acordingly. Unless it falls on a Friday or Saturday, it's not going to be worth it..some of us have to go to work the next day.
2003-03-17 10:23:58 AM  
I think they should've made today a holiday, but let people have a day off whenever Bush starts the war. That way people could just sit around a bar drinking beer and watch Sadamville get scorched. Fun times for all.
2003-03-17 10:33:07 AM  
I don't know about y'all, but I wanna get me some of that "energized toilet paper."
2003-03-17 10:36:15 AM  
Anything to get me another free day off of work.
2003-03-17 02:34:47 PM  
Maybe it's just the Irish in me, but I thought it was a holiday. Don't tell me I should be at work and not the bar....
2003-03-17 03:04:03 PM  
I vote for a yes on this one... every other group seems to get a holiday!
2003-03-17 03:04:20 PM  
Two thirds of Americans think St. Patrick's Day shouldn't be a national holiday.
2003-03-17 03:05:08 PM  
I thought it was?

That's what they make sick days for!

/Tops off green beer
2003-03-17 03:05:30 PM  

Why should it be?
2003-03-17 03:05:51 PM  
Give us the names of the remaining two-thirds...we'll bring em around to our way of thinking/drinking...

Who wants to crash an AA meeting with me tonight? I got everclear, jagermeister, and absinthe...
2003-03-17 03:06:34 PM  
How is this 'obvious'?? I would've thought it'd be much higher.
2003-03-17 03:07:41 PM  
Since it's actually a religious holiday -- it is SAINT Patrick -- I don't think it would fly these days.

I like to console my lonely Jewish friends on Valentine's day by pointing out that that's actually a religious holiday as well.
2003-03-17 03:07:50 PM  
I just typed 'energized toilet paper' into google. pathetic.
2003-03-17 03:10:21 PM  
I am watching the revelers returning from the NYC parade outside of my window on 3rd and 55th and I am soooo jealous. Can't wait to toss back a few beers tonight!
2003-03-17 03:10:30 PM  
OK, then can we have National Swedes Are Great Day and National Germans Are Awesome (Except for That Nazi Thing) Day, too?

/feeling underrepresented by gimmicky pseudo-holidays
2003-03-17 03:10:43 PM  
OK, let us gather around for a quick history lesson.

St. Patrick's Day is the holiday of what? -- No, not green beer, it is a day celebrating when St. Patrick drove the snakes from ireland. To those of you who do not know, this is all symbolism. St. Patrick was a Catholic Priest, the snakes were in fact Pagans, and he did not just kindly ask them to leave, he arranged and participated in the mass slaughter of these Pagans. Now I'm not sure about you but I myself am Pagan so this days is to me like an Adolf Hitler day for Jews or a Julius Caesar day for Christians.

Just my 2 cnts worth
2003-03-17 03:10:44 PM  
Valentine's day was made up by women to make us thinking with someone OTHER than our dicks
2003-03-17 03:11:16 PM  
I'll start celebrating now! Cheers!!!
2003-03-17 03:11:19 PM  
I Got IT!...

National Whitey O'Hollerin' Day!
2003-03-17 03:12:04 PM  
Please note that i misspelled threw "thinking" in there instead of think

Was it subliminal? Was it a joke? Or did i just fail english?
2003-03-17 03:12:29 PM  
Those of us who are Irish-Americans have been deprived of this holiday long enough...if this doesn't come to pass, I think the NAAIP should boycott South Carolina or something.
2003-03-17 03:12:59 PM  
Jesus, im retarded on monday. Just delete all my posts, i give up
2003-03-17 03:13:36 PM  
"Was it subliminal? Was it a joke? Or did i just fail english?"

2003-03-17 03:13:58 PM  
I wonder which one of the SBB girls is not wearing green... I can think of a few places to pinch
2003-03-17 03:14:23 PM  
Me fail English? That's unpossible!

Holidays are good - any excuse to relax and have a good time. Just call me O'Boozy McDrunk!
2003-03-17 03:14:44 PM  
SuperTeese the music on this page is annoying, but the idea is a worthy one....especially for those of us disenchanted with the Roman Catholic Church

Happy Bring Back the Snakes Day!
2003-03-17 03:14:46 PM  
[image from xenon-kino.de too old to be available]

Everybody is Irish on St. Paddy's day!

The Irish RULE if there are any Irish people reading here, you guys know how to party and Holland loves you.
2003-03-17 03:14:49 PM  
It always has been, and always will be a holiday to me. That is why I always use a personal day the day after, too much Guiness.

/pulls another guiness, complete with shamrock
2003-03-17 03:16:00 PM  
Rather be gay.
2003-03-17 03:18:58 PM  
Actually St. Patrick's Day celebrates the death of St. Patrick. But you're right on about the snakes representing the pagans.

2003-03-17 03:19:13 PM  
I get Cesar Chavez Day off, now that I work for the gubmint. Cesar Mothergrabbin' Chavez. He's had about as much impact on my life as Phobos and Diemos. I didn't even know who the hell he was until I went googling. Turns out he did a lot of good stuff for a downtrodden people. Neat.

If he gets a holiday then St. Patrick ought to have one too. Hell, let's give St. Patrick a whole fargin' week and have some fun...
2003-03-17 03:20:04 PM  
I'll drink to this ! **buuuuuurp !**
2003-03-17 03:21:09 PM  
[image from guinness.com too old to be available]
2003-03-17 03:21:33 PM  
"Everybody is Irish on St. Paddy's day!"

Except for gays and the Italians.
2003-03-17 03:21:44 PM  
[image from made2smile.com too old to be available]

/this thread needed a little color
2003-03-17 03:25:23 PM  
It is a holiday in Boston. Yeah Evacuation Day!
2003-03-17 03:25:41 PM  
If you want the day off for St. Patrick's Day, move to Massachusetts. All state employees and employees of Suffolk and Middlesex Counties get the day off for "Evacuation Day". Yes, sounds lame, but here's what the holiday is really about (from the Boston Globe):

"The day actually marks the anniversary of the re-occupation of Boston by American troops in 1776, according to noted Boston historian Thomas O'Connor.
Several days earlier, General George Washington had stationed regiments with cannons on the top of Dorchester Heights, where the British could see them from their ships docked in the Harbor. No shots were fired, O'Connor said. But the British were scared enough to evacuate the city and sail off to Nova Scotia.
About a week later, on March 17, 1776, Washington sent troops into Boston to make sure the British were gone and occupy the city."

I still personally think the holiday was started by the Irish/Southie Boyz in order to get the day off...
2003-03-17 03:25:56 PM  
It's like the only day of the year I'm not embarrased to be pasty and blue-eyed with a crazy red flush every time I drink! Yeah!
Pogue Mahone...
2003-03-17 03:26:01 PM  
holidays in america only make a diffence to banks and postal employees.
2003-03-17 03:27:06 PM  
If so, then I demand that St. Urho's Day be celebrated nationally every March 16th!

Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!
2003-03-17 03:28:00 PM  
Man, I was just thinking about how drunk I'm gonna be tonight, between it being St Paddy's Day and Bush being on TV.

I may have to call in sick tomorrow.

2003-03-17 03:31:15 PM  
I'm just in the mood for a fun-filled, light holiday thread after all of todays burninating flamewars.
2003-03-17 03:33:57 PM  
The leaders of the big beer companies meet for a drink. The president of Budweiser orders a Bud, the ceo of Millers orders a Miller, the head of Coors orders a Coors, and so on. Until it's Arthur Guinness's turn. He orders a soda. "Why didn't you order a Guinness?" everyone asks.
"Nah," Guinness replies, "if you guys aren't having a beer, then neither will I."

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