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I hate St Patricks Day

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dancingtongue · 80-89, M
St. Paddy's is to the Irish as Cinco de Mayo is to Mexicans: examples of American over-commercialization and marketing.
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@SW-User Any excuse for a piss up
Lilymoon · F
An Irishman will drink green beer to that. 🍺 lol pretend it's green. 🤭
@Lilymoon If I ever saw a real Irishman trying to drink green I would be forced to slap it out of his hand 😂
Graylight · 51-55, F
@Lilymoon NO self-respecting Irish person will go into whatever Applebee's it is that's serving green beer.
@Ozymandiaz oooooohhh and the controversy just KEEPS ON COMIN!! 👏🙌👌
Graylight · 51-55, F
@Lemonadepopper He's right. Any Catholic school kid knows this is a Holy Day, complete with a requisite mass and surrounding Irish Catholic things.

Just like Cinco de Mayo, it's simply an American appropriation of a poorly understood tradition for purposes of excess and buffoonery. But on some places with heavy Irish populations, the heritage and traditions are respected and celebrated and shared with everyone.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@Graylight When my parents went to get married the priest said they could not get married during Lent. Unless they wanted to get married on St. Patrick's Day. They asked why the exception. He said because it is a holy feast day. Today would have been their 93rd wedding anniversary.
Years ago I made corned beef and cabbage for supper on St. Patrick’s day and two of my guests were friends who are Irish. The dish turned out well, everyone enjoyed it, and then one told me gently that it’s [b]not[/b] a "thing" in Ireland.
@bijouxbroussard I personally have never had it and have only ever met one Irish person who has.

I believe it is actually a Yiddish dish that people picked up in The US.
Graylight · 51-55, F
@bijouxbroussard @Ozymandiaz Partly, yup. History states that while the livestock raised to produce corned beef came mostly from Ireland, the Irish themselves were too poor to afford it; it was produced - like everything else at that time - for the English.

Things changed when the Irish began to emigrate to America. Here, such meat was considered inferior and so it was affordable to the Irish who were naturally curious about it. When the Jewish/Yiddish came with their own recipes, the perfect union was created.

So yeah, it's essentially Irish-American.

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