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Old 02-18-2009, 03:58 AM
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Question Do you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day?

Do you do anything special for St. Patrick's Day?

I put a few decorations out. But not much else.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:14 AM
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Corned Beef and Cabbage is about the extent of our celebration.
We live within 20 miles of a town with many Irish decendents that has a large celebration each year. They even have some dignatary come from their sister city in Ireland each year to help with the celebration.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:10 PM
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My moms birthday is on St Patricks day so always a celebration......

Now since we live far away we have corned beef and cabbage and I color everythng green.......green bread, green eggs and ham for breakfast, green cream cheese, green milkshakes etc......even green pasta......My kids love that I do that for most holidays...just change the colors......

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:19 AM
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We have a parade here in town every year rain or shine. Hubby and I usually do the corned beef and cabbage thing. Hubby is part Irish but I've grown up with the same traditions because of the number of Irish descendants around here.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:35 AM
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My Dh & MIL use to attend local community celebrations for the "new" experience... However the one tradition I have always continued on since my youth is wearing GREEN. Being a portion Irish and forgetting the green every once in a while as a child I was immensely pinched on and teased a lot. I don't and did not back then have the bright red hair, but enough red and height impediment that I was called the sorriest leprechaun ever. Since then I am still short, my hair still has a tint of red, but I always remeber the green. ;-)
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:27 AM
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I make sure that we all wear green and sometimes I will color everything green.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:59 PM
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It was my brother's birthday. He is no longer living but he was the one who introduced me to the man who became my husband, so we usually talk about fond memories of him.

I also put out a few decorations but I think the French in me overrides the Irish and doesn't like any of the Irish food like corned beef, etc.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:25 AM
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Apricot, corned beef is not Irish food! In the form we know it, it first appeared in Chicago in the Polish neighborhoods. Go figure.

My Irish-born grandmother always served ham and cabbage on St. Pat's.

I am Irish, but I don't tend to do much on that day. Sometimes I make a recipe that reminds me of my Granma. I'm the only one here who likes cabbage, no matter what meat is served with it, so no one here cares if we don't have any. It bothers me that this holiday has been taken over by the "get drunk on green beer" crowd, that it has become not much more than an excuse to drink.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:18 AM
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Barbszy, I stand corrected but I still don't like corned beef, or cooked cabbage.

I think certain people like to use any holiday as an excuse to get drunk, they just color it green on St. Patrick's Day.

I started to read a book about the history of the real St. Patrick once but it was too detailed for me and I never finished it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:41 AM
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I'm back again because I fond what I think is a retro of an old Irish postcard. Can any of you who are Irish tell me what "Erin go Bragh" means?
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