St. Patricks Day Fluff

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St. Patricks Day Fluff
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Tue, 03-16-2010 - 4:27pm

1. Do you eat corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day?

2. Do you watch or are you and/or your children in a St. Patrick's Day parade?

3. Will you be wearing green?

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Registered: 03-08-2010
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 10:34am
Interesting, thanks.
I see all different types of people wearing green for St. Patricks Day and many Irish are not Catholic.
To each his own :)
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 10:47am
I feel somewhat the same way. I have some Irish in my genetic makeup, but most of it is by way of Scotland. I have visited in Ireland without getting that sense of "coming home" that I experienced both in England and Scotland. I certainly don't identify with Catholic Irish-Americans. So in that sense, I look at "St Patrick's Day" as an Irish-American thing that other people celebrate in the same way as I look at Cinco de Mayo, Eid, Rosh Hashanah, and the Japanese Emperor's birthday.
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 11:39am

I look at "St Patrick's Day" as an Irish-American thing that other people celebrate in the same way as I look at Cinco de Mayo, Eid, Rosh Hashanah, and the Japanese Emperor's birthday.


That's it exactly!
I will go with green text for the day though, in honor of St. Patty.

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 1:58pm

1. Do you eat corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day? **No, I detest corned beef as well as cabbage. I'm making Guinness Steak and Stout pie for my family. Much better!

2. Do you watch or are you and/or your children in a St. Patrick's Day parade? **Nope

3. Will you be wearing green? **No. I don't own anything weather appropriate for today that's green. Plus, with a name like mine, I don't have to prove I'm Irish. My kids all wanted to wear green today.

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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 2:48pm
My kids all have some variation of green hair today, lol.

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Ducky

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 3:14pm

1. Do you eat corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day?


Usually, that or I make corned beef hash out of the corned beef and serve with poached eggs.


2. Do you watch or are you and/or your children in a St. Patrick's Day parade?


Nope, missed both of them this year.


3. Will you be wearing green?


Wearing.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 3:37pm
Huh! Very interesting! I didn't even know that the color green had anything to do with Catholicism. I always thought it was the whole shamrocks/leprechauns/good luck thing. Good to know! What color (if any) is associated with the other side of the political issues?














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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 03-17-2010 - 3:39pm
Orange is associated with the Protestant side and part of the Irish flag.
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 4:13pm
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Wed, 03-17-2010 - 6:25pm
The things I don't know could fill an encyclopedia. Thanks!