No offense to alot of people, but St. pattys day is an excuse to go out and get drunk with a bunch of other idiots. I really dont like this holiday because i see no point in it, but anyyways happy st. pattys day i guess
No, wee learned about the entire history of St. Paricks Day in school today. It's no where near an excuse to get drunk. I believe it is supposed to celebrate the death of Saint Patrick. Though the holiday was made in the US, it is widely celebrated in Japan, US, Ireland, England, Autrailia, and even more countries. Actually, drinking was almost banned for St. Parick's Day once.
Well, I didn't know today was St. Patrick's day... :p I feel like a fool. But anyways in our school nothing was going on, except a lady in my American Lit. class was wearing a green hat...
And happy St. Patrick's to everyone on ZU.
Soul Creation, all I can say is that you annoy me. I am taking you out!!! jk Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even when you deserve to be thrown out of the window!
Saint Patrick's Day is the greatest day in the entire year. I don't drink and I mean that. It is the day when I can be not only proud of my Irish herritage, but rub it in your face. When I think of St Patty's Day, I think of the brave men and women who gave their lives to gain their freedom. They never gave up, they always tried and they persevered!!! Now the Irish have their nation. We ovecame! Here is a song that I feel truly expresses the Irish spirit.
In Mountjoy jail one Monday morning
High upon the gallows tree
Kevin Barry gave his young life
For the cause of liberty
But a lad of eighteen summers
Yet no one can deny
As he walked to death that morning
He proudly held his head on high
Just before he faced the hangman
In his dreary prison cell
British soldiers tortured Barry
Just because he would not tell
The names of his brave companions
And other things they wished to know
"Turn informer or we'll kill you"
Kevin Barry answered, "no"
Calmly standing to attention
While he bade his last farewell
To his broken hearted mother
Whose grief no one can tell
For the cause he proudly cherished
This sad parting had to be
Then to death walked softly smiling
That old Ireland might be free
Another martyr for old Ireland
Another murder for the crown
Whose brutal laws may kill the Irish
But can't keep their spirit down
Lads like Barry are no cowards
From the foe they will not fly
Lads like Barry will free Ireland
For her sake they'll live and die
But the fact is, on Saint Patrick's Day, you don't have to have green blood to be happy. Everybody is Irish on March 17th! Happy Saint Patty's Day!
And Jehuty, we celebrate this amazing day because Saint Patrick was able to make Ireland into a Catholic country. This has defined my nation and my people and it defines me. His work and his sacrafice is what has made me the person that I am!
I didn't pinch anyone at school, but I did get to pinch one one of my older brother's friends. I like St. Patrick's day because it's a fun day. I hadn't seen any drunken idiots in the US on this hloday. Maybe it's because we're no where near Ireland...
I've seen some really dumb things over the years, but wearing a skii mask and waiting in line to rob a bank is quite possibly one of the stupidest things that I have ever seen anyone do.
Soul Creation, all that i can say is that you annoy me. I am taking you out!!! jk Everyone is entitled to their opinions, even when you deserve to be thrown out the window!
Lol i was hoping some1 would say this to me, the reason why i was saying that samuri is that people in america that have no irish heritage at all go out and drink because they think its an excuse, and that thats the reason for this holiday. Therefore i do not like this holiday, go downtown in any major city, you may see what i mean.