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Thread #32077   Message #419863
Posted By: GUEST,Cookieless Morti
17-Mar-01 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: Thought for the day -St. Patrick's 2001
Subject: RE: Thought for the day -St. Patrick's 2001
Is there really this much fuss made about St Patricks day in the US? At home ( in Ireland) it passes with a discreet bunch of shamrock or harp pinned to your lapel ( and even that's dying out)and a good excuse for an extra pint or two and a bit of a sing, not that we usually need an excuse.How come it has got to such proportions ( I was going to say over the top but realised that's a judgement call) in the States?