Happy St Patrick's Day

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by riscy, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Happy St Patrick's Day to all here at MR - hope you have a good one, and remember to wear something green, or at least have a drink :)
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Oh, yes. I almost forgot about St P's Day. I don't have anything in green and I'm underaged, so that presents a problem. :p
     
  3. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    You don't have to drink to celebrate it.
     
  4. ghall macrumors 68040

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    But as I said...I've got no green clothing. :p
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Your kidding right?:p
     
  6. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Have some corned beef instead! Oh so yummy...:eek: I had some earlier.:apple:
     
  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Technically it was Saturday in the USA. The Roman Catholic Church moved it to avoid conflict with Holy Monday (Tomorrow). :D
     
  8. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah! St Patty's I'm wearing a green shirt too
     
  9. riscy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then just wish everyone a Happy St Patrick's Day and pass on the message :)
     
  10. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Right. You're not allowed to celebrate a saint's day during Holy Week, so they moved it to keep all the Irish happy. :p
     
  11. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    No. The sad thing about this holiday is people honor a great saint by getting completely wasted. St. Patrick's Day isn't just about drinking. Take that Guinness and your stupid ads!
     
  12. riscy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everything in moderation - true some people use it as an excuse to get wasted, but then those people get wasted for no reason anyway.

    It is a tradition in Ireland to "drown your shamrock" ie have a drink at the end of the day, hence what I said in the OP.

     
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    Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona.
    Remember if you go to an Irish pub today to ask for:

    Pionta Guinness, le do thoil agus Tabhair póg dom, is Éireannach mé!

    Does my impression of the River Dance :D lol.
     
  15. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    So? What does that have to do with having a drink?
     
  16. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Why wish a happy/celebrate St. Patrick's day if you are not Irish?
     
  17. riscy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not?? I have had locals here come up and wish me a happy St Patrick's Day, true, probably cos I am Irish. :)

    And many non Irish people all over the world celebrate this festival - why? Cos it's good craic.
     
  18. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    It's my girls 6th birthday today!

    I'm going to hate this Holiday when they get to be around 18 :p

    Happy Saint Patty's day everyone!
     
  19. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. To be quite honest, I'm sick of the fanfare it receives.
     
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  21. riscy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers, FJ - hope you have a good one :)
     
  22. geese macrumors 6502a

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    They smoke crack on St Patricks day as well? Thats going a bit far surely.
     
  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Happy St. Patricks day, now let's all go get ducking frunk :D
     
  24. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Have a great day riscy .. :)
     
  25. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Because we're told to by a certain brewery who rake it in as everybody drinks bucketloads of their 'black stuff'. ;)
     

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