Journal #8923

Posted 8 months ago2018-03-18 00:14:03 UTC
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
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.

8 Comments

Commented 8 months ago2018-03-18 03:44:33 UTC Comment #49789
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.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-18 07:25:20 UTC Comment #49787
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.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-19 03:15:29 UTC Comment #49790
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.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-20 00:15:22 UTC Comment #49785
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.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-21 19:41:41 UTC Comment #49788
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
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-24 08:27:20 UTC Comment #49791
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsh2QGoVEo0
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-26 09:09:53 UTC Comment #49792
"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.
Commented 8 months ago2018-03-26 22:27:38 UTC Comment #49786
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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