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avatar Tetsu0 18th March 2018, 01:14 AM

As an American, I don't know a lot about the other cultures of this world. But what I do know, is that during the weekend of Saint Patrick's Day, in the United States, everybody is Irish.

This holiday might not make sense to a lot of people, but in the United States, the idea is to get drunk with Irish whiskey and beer, eat Irish food, and have a lot of fun.

Quite frankly, it's my favorite holiday.

Everybody wears green, everybody gets together and Cooks good food, brings good beer, and we all have a lot of fun drinking for no reason, other than some silly holiday that says hey... We should all drink and have fun.

Anyway, TWHL, all of you have been great to me, and I wish you a happy Saint Patrick's day, and I hope you all have enjoyed some delicious beverages, enjoyed some delicious food, and I have had a fantastic night/ weekend.


avatar Jessie says: 18th March 2018, 04:44 AM
I don't think I understand why alcohol has so much cultural gravitas. But I'd definitely get in on the food end of things.
avatar UrbaNebula says: 18th March 2018, 08:25 AM
In my experience, St Paddy's day never gets a lot of fuss here. Maybe in the cities, but certainly not out here in the country.
avatar DiscoStu says: 19th March 2018, 04:15 AM
I know some people around here have picked up on that for no reason other than getting together for a drink, but it's not a massive thing as far as I know.
avatar Rimrook says: 20th March 2018, 01:15 AM
There are two days a year that does a rare thing. On saint patricks day, Americans choose to be a different nationality and celebrate it. We respect the Irish because they can out drink us.

The other day is Martin Luther King Jr. Day because we know we done fucked up.
avatar Instant Mix says: 21st March 2018, 20:41 PM
St Paddy's was carnage in Edinburgh. My best guess is people always appreciate a day where it's socially acceptable to get completely rat arsed at midday.. throwback to when they were younger I guess.

Never realised it was a thing before moving to the big city
avatar abbadon says: 24th March 2018, 09:27 AM
In spain, the next week no matter if you are a believer or not (in god) almost every person goes to "procesiones" to see the twelve steps to christ´s death. Someone say that this is a taste of spanish "culture", imho it´s quite disturbing to see Ku-Klux-Clan look-a-likes carrying long candles while they scort big chariots full of flowers and with a statue of christ being hitted to death, or having his last supper with his twelve friends, or crucified, etc. while a gipsy wannabe tries to sing "saetas" from a balcony.
avatar Victor-933 says: 26th March 2018, 10:09 AM
"I don't think I understand why alcohol has so much cultural gravitas"

IIRC for much of human history, booze was safer to drink than water. It was a critical part of medieval life, and many monasteries also operated breweries -- most famously the Trappist monks.

But yeah, here in the States, it's just an excuse to get drunk and eat unhealthy food. Like every other American holiday, really.
avatar Rimrook says: 26th March 2018, 23:27 PM
People self medicate. Americans work way too hard for shitty unlivable income. I’m literally
unemployed and I still have two odd-jobs to barely make the gap.
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