Today is the day some people celebrate the legacy of St. Patrick by wearing green, wearing shamrock antennae, and — if you’re a drunken, mannerless troglodyte — randomly walk around pinching people who didn’t wear green. [More]
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I’ll be the first to admit it: At one point in my life (read: college) drinking beer dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day felt like my genetic right as a Midwesterner with an Irish surname. And to be sure, every year there are probably millions of people eating and drinking green food and beverages to celebrate the day. But green food has another meaning for the Irish, one that makes the American dyeing tradition kind of… sad. [More]
Sure, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Monday, but since most of the people that will be celebrating the event are not Irish and are just looking for a reason to wear lots of green and act irresponsibly, that means the bars of America will be full of shamrock-faced revelers for the next few days, to the tune of more than a quarter of a billion dollars. [More]
Oh Paddy dear, and did you hear the news that’s going round? The shamrock is already thick on the ground at Big Lots, a full two and a half months before St. Patrick’s Day. Or maybe this store just has a really loyal Irish customer base. [More]
If you’ve ever found yourself out of the house on St. Patrick’s Day, you might possibly have seen hordes of people dressed in all manner of green, white and orange colors. An Irish pub in Florida wanted to dress up, too, but it’s in a town that bans any flags other than the U.S. flag.
The way St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in America, anyone and everyone can be Irish just by throwing on some green clothing, scattering shamrocks over your person and indulging in the time-honored past time of indulging in a few pints of Guinness.* The real Irish tolerate our shenanigans to a point, but if you start talking bombs or referencing other violence, you’re in for it. [More]
Like a scene out of some wacky ’80s comedy, customers at a Boston Starbucks were showered in cash on St. Patrick’s day when a man decided to let fly with 100 one-dollar bills inside the coffee shop.
Hey everyone! Let’s go to New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day since they’re offering a Paddy’s discount! But guess what — you can’t actually book a room for that holiday because they’re busy with a convention.
To get you in the mood for the emerald-green, snake-thwacking debauchery of this Guinness-drenched day, a brief endorsement from our sponsor, McDonald’s.