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St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner.

Updated on May 28, 2017
A Leprechaun holding a shamrock  isn't that cute.
A Leprechaun holding a shamrock isn't that cute.

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner

What is the best thing about the month of March? I can think of two things, one being St. Patrick’s Day of course and the other being March Break for the kids of course and St. Patrick's Day for the adults. St. Patrick's day falls during March Break this year like it has for the past couple of years. With St. Patrick's day falling during March break what does that mean for kids or does it mean anything? St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday, or feast day because Patrick is a Saint, but it is not a holiday in Canada and the United states although it is celebrated as a day of celebration. St. Patty’s day or St, Patrick's Day falls on March 17 every year. Why is St. Patrick’s Day in March? St. Patrick’s Day is in March because Patrick died in March and he is a saint so that is why St. Patrick’s day is in the Month of March.

On St. Patrick’s Day it is customary to wear green because green is the color of the shamrock, that is associated with St. Patty’s Day. It is also a day to drink green beer, or at least that is what St. Patrick's Day is associated with. So who is it for Kids or adults? Well since it is a holiday originally originating from Ireland, and a lot of Irish and Scottish people like to drink or at least that is what they are associated with, that is why there is what feels like limitless drinking on St. Patrick’s Day.

If you watch the news on St. Patrick’s Day or even go into the big cities past the bars you notice that they are packed from the time they open until the time that they close more so on St. Patrick’s Day than anything else. there is the limitless amount of green drinks being poured and food being eaten on March 17th. Have you ever participated in the St, Patrick’s Day festivities where you live, do you have a party on St. Patrick’s Day or do you even care about it at all? I know that most people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day because it is the color of the shamrock, so wearing green is customary to this day. But did you know that Ireland, Scotland, England other parts of the United States, and Montreal actually have parades on St. Patrick’s Day? Canadians along with other countries around the world still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day they just don’t go all out with parades like other parts of the world do.

On this day, the bars are open at eleven am rather than twelve like they normally would open. All the bars also offer green beer, and corn beef and cabbage as one of their meals for this day. Why because St. Patrick’s Day is associated with, drinking and you can’t drink without eating. I remember watching the news, on St. Patrick’s day where the patio’s that bars had were packed and people had been there since 11 a.m. drinking and partying with their friends for this day. If the bars keep the drinks and green beer flowing then people will come.

I myself have never gone out drinking of St. Patrick’s Day, I don’t usually celebrate it. The farthest I go on St. Patrick’s Day is wearing green. To symbolize the shamrock. I do remember one year when I did celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I was 14, I had a meal fit for St. Patrick’s day, and green Kool -aid because I was too young for green beer. That year I was really into St. Patty’s day for some reason and went out and bought two Irish CDs to play on that day. I did for the first year and then the novelty of it wore off and I don’t play them anymore. Now I just wear green. A lot of families will do something fun on St. Patrick’s Day even if it isn’t during March break. They will do a fun craft with the kids or even make green chocolate chip cookies I have seen that be done before. There is even a shamrock shake at MC Donald’s for the month of March isn’t that cool? St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner what do you do for St. Patrick’s Day or do you just not celebrate it at all?

The St. Patrick's Day Hero
The St. Patrick's Day Hero

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St. Patricks Day Usually falls, during March Break or Spring Break whatever you want to call it, does that mean you do something fun with the kids if you have them or do you go out and hang out with your friends at the bar, I know that bars open up earlier than they usually would on St. Patrick's Day, But do you participate in the going out and partying or do you do something at home, with green? St. Patrick's Day is a day for shamrocks which are green and that is why people wear green and have shamrocks out during that day. St. Patrick's Day is a fun day, to spend with family and friends, doing whatever festive thing you feel is right to do on St. Patrick's Day.

It is a day of limitless fun and excitement in bars if that is what you like, I had one fun St. Patrick's Day it was during March Break where St. Patrick's Day falls usually and I was at a friends house we had green kool- aid and good food along with Irish music that I decided to buy that year and still have although I don't use it anymore that was still the best St. Patrick's day I have ever had.

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Limitless Fun is had on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a day for people to have a limitless amount of fun with their friends out at a bar talking laughing and drinking because of all St. Patrick's Day is about is drinking, which to some people is a limitless amount of fun. What do you do on St. Patrick's Day?

What do you do on St. Patrick's Day let's discuss?

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      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      I don't observe it either but it was great to write about and research

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      Michaela 2 years ago from USA

      I don't observe St Patrick's Day because I'm a pagan and St Patrick did some pretty nasty things to the pagans and druids in Ireland back in the day...

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Very cool... I'm not a big bar person, but my family usually enjoys some cornbeef & cabbage (not exactly authentic Irish fare, but it's Irish-American).