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    St patricks Day greetings

    Hello everyone.
    Didnt see any other posts but if there are a mod can fussion them. Anyway have a good drunken St Patricks Day. Except in the states where due to a class action brought by the ACLU it is politically incorrect to use the religious name for the day . So if anyone finds me and
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    Yeah happy *hick* St. Paddy's Day *hick* to all ... and a heck of a hangover afterwards

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    As we say "May your hang over last as long as your new years resloutions".
    \"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.\"
    \"The reason we are so pleased to find other people\'s secrets is that it distracts public attention from our own.\"
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    Have a good one folks

    Incidentally, the St. Patrick's Day celebrations are not religious. They are cultural and ethnic, as St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. It is effectively the national day of Irish communities throughout the World.

    Ireland actually has three patron saints, the other two being Brighid and Columncille. These would be religious feastdays, but without the cultural/ethnic celebrations.


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    Sorry Nihil for this once I am going to have to disagree with you. St Pats day is the feast day of saint patrick and it is meant to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. So originally it was a religious festival. Now it is just an excuse to get drunk and green and be Irish. Everyone welcome.
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    Hey MURACU don't get me wrong. We are talking patron saints, so there is an underlying religious connotation. However for many years that has been overlaid with the cultural/ethnic thing.

    Many years ago you would have seen the exact same in England on St. George's day...............nobody bothers these days.


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    Course!
    But you were ruining my Pis*-taking on the ACLU for our american "friends".

    slainté maith.
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    Hi MURACU we had better get them started on Easter Sunday then?

    We both know of communities where those celebrations would be closer to the 4th. July than a religious event..........................it will be 90 years this time.....................

    As for the ACLU, they actually have considered St. Valentine's day and St. Patrick's day AFAIK

    But I am ready for them.........."Labor Day".................nasty pinko commie terrorist holiday...........ban it.

    "Thanksgiving".............errr thanking WHO? ..........ah God, right................ that one definitely goes...........political correctness is a very slippery slope

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    We both know of communities where those celebrations would be closer to the 4th. July than a religious event..........................it will be 90 years this time.....................
    Nihil thats true. I dont know if there is anything planned in Dublin to mark the occasion.
    \"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.\"
    \"The reason we are so pleased to find other people\'s secrets is that it distracts public attention from our own.\"
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    Happy St Paddy's day to you...

    Caith siar é is ná lig aniar é!

    (Toss it back and don't let it come back up)




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