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- Do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? See all answers
- March 17, 2011 by hamster
- What does Saint Patricks' Day mean to me?
I don't really "get" this holiday. Unless the purpose is just to have a good time once a year, I've never been able to figure out just what the holiday is celebrating.
Now don't yell at me. I have no issues with the Irish, it's just that we don't have any other holidays that are assigned to celebrate a nationality, and I don't think the Irish have contributed more than any other group to America.
I'm thinking that mabe the real purpose of St. Pat's Day is to celebrate beer. Now, I really like a good beer; but it doesn't really seem like something important enough to declare a national holiday. I really like cholocate chip cookies, too; maybe even more than beer, but there is no Chocolate Chip Cookie Day that I'm aware of.