I used to hate St. Patrick’s Day as a child. I was always so scared of the boys on the school playground who didn’t really care whether or not the girls were wearing green… we all got pinched. All day long. We could have dressed as asparagus stalks and they’d still have tormented us with pinches.
I’m not bitter.
It did get better though. Once I got to university, the holiday turned into an excuse to drink and dance and try to speak with an Irish accent. No one really pinched anymore. And now I’m a few years out of university and we still drink and dance and try to speak with Irish accents…responsibly, of course.
Doesn’t it seem funny that people outside Ireland celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with such vigor? Where did the holiday originate and why/how has it become such an international affair!? Thanks to WikiAnswers, I wonder no more!