What day is Saint Patrick's Day?

It's the same every year. March 17.

Why do people get pinched for not wearing green on Saint Patrick's day?

Give me an exuse to pinch hot girls on the azz

What did you do for Saint Patrick's day?

Hey, well I'm actually Irish but unfortunately I was working in US for the week so I couldnt be at home. :( Went to the parade in Chicago though and it was pretty amazing. Just going to make sure I'm home for Paddys next year :)

Why do we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day ?

St. Patrick's Day is Ireland's greatest National Holiday as well as a holy day. The date marks the anniversary of the death of the missionary who became the Patron Saint of Ireland.

why do we wear green on saint patrick's day ?

St. Patrick's Blue, not green, was the colour long-associated with St. Patrick. Green, the colour most widely associated with Ireland, with Irish people, and with St. Patrick's Day in modern times, may have gained its prominence through the phrase "the wearing of the green" meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing. At many times in Irish history, to do so was seen as a sign of Irish nationalism or loyalty to the Roman Catholic faith. St. Patrick used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pre-Christian Irish. The wearing of and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the saint's holiday. The change to Ireland's association with green rather than blue probably began around the 1750's Pinching those not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition, having really nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick. It's thought that the pinching started in the early 1700s, about the time that awareness of St. Patrick's as a holiday came to the fore, too, in Boston, in the Massachusetts colony. They thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see. So the pinching is to warn and remind you about the Leprechauns.

What are your plans for Saint Patrick's Day 2010?

Tomorrow, i'll be at the Parade in town. On 17th, I'll wear green , drink Guinness, and make an Irish stew and soda bread. Might even dance a wee jig, ha ha

Saint Patrick's Day Irish travel question?

That sounds like a great time to come to Ireland. I've never been to Dublin on Patrick's Day before, but I imagine there'll be a good atmosphere with the parade and everything. Patrick's day is only one day, everyone has work/school/college both the day before and the day after, and you don't have to go to pubs if it's not your thing. It is a public holiday, so the opening hours of some galleries/sights might be restricted, but you shouldn't have too much of a problem.

How do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day?

Corned beef and Cabbage. Awesome treat! Instead of getting drunk, I hang with sober friends.

Will it be a White Saint Patrick's Day where you live...?

No. Here in Co. Cork, we get snow, but nothing too major. But I will say we get our fair share of rain.

What are you wearing for Saint Patrick's day?

Since my school is really strict I must remain in uniform... But I'm gonna wear a pair of green sunglasses and my green bracelet that has sparkles floating inside it :)

What day is Saint Patrick's Day on?

March 17th on the Gregorian Calender. On my Calender...EVERYDAY!!!!!

How are you spending your Saint Patrick's Day?

chasing leprechauns for their pot of gold.

Where can i get instructions on how to make a Saint Patrick's day themed clip using Adobe Flash CS3?

Check if the site bellow helps http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1962892/animation_desige_manga_studio_debut_4_best

How did Saint Patrick's Day turn into a holiday to get drunk?

anything Irish has to involve drinking and fighting. and potatoes

Does anyone here wear orange on Saint Patrick's day ?

Sort of contradiction in terms. St Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland (Catholic) Orange is for the protestants under William of Orange (not Catholic). Irish protestants are sometimes called Orangemen. Wearing orange would probably cause some disturbance and it would be disrespectful.

Where can you get a hat for Saint Patrick's Day?

Wal-Mart...they're all decked out for St. Paddy's Day!

Party! Saint Patrick's Day! I am invited to a Saint Patrick's Day party and I am too busy to cook.?

Major food stores (chains) will be selling St Paddy's day trays filled with all kinds of snack foods. Or you can special order one to your specifications. Happy St Patrick's day.

Why on Saint Patrick's Day do we wear green and if someone dosn't we pinch them?

Here are suggestions: •You get pinched because you're a nonconformist. •Pinching gives you a bruise so you can have some green on you. •The act of pinching on St. Patrick's day began in America with Irish settlers who tried to get their kids to behave by telling them that fairies would come pinch them. The Pinching being St. Patrick Here are suggestions: •You get pinched because you're a nonconformist. •Pinching gives you a bruise so you can have some green on you. •The act of pinching on St. Patrick's day began in America with Irish settlers who tried to get their kids to behave by telling them that fairies would come pinch them. And the answer ACTUALLY is: Pinching those not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition, having really nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick. It's thought that the pinching started in the early 1700s, about the time that awareness of St. Patrick's as a holiday came to the fore, too, in Boston, in the Massachusetts colony. They thought if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see. So the pinching is to warn and remind you about the Leprechauns.

Saint Patrick's day is coming, what can I do to keep the leprechauns away?

they are not real so just try some big ppl books like THE KENT FAMILY CHRONICLES by John Jakes...they are awesome...it is 8 volumes..

Are you Irish, how are going to celebrate today, why do others like Saint Patrick's Day?

The Irish have a fun reputation, and a huge percentage of Americans have Irish heritage. And the Irish used to be the scapegoats in America, viewed by many as second class citizens. Now nearly everyone in America has some Irish blood, or they at least claim to. Traditional meal tonight: Corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. And not to mention I'm wearing green! PS. I don't think people in Ireland even celebrate St. Patrick's Day the way we do.

What are some good little Saint Patrick's day gifts?

I looked on ebay. See the attached link for St. Patrick's day buttons. You could get 20 for $6, if the bids don't rise. Another link showing shamrock necklaces 24 for $8. If this auction ends, there's many others similar. St. Patrick's Day Temporary Tattoos would also be a cheap option. The last link is how to make your own chocolate shamrocks with white chocolate and green dye. You can put them in baggies with the words "Patrick's Luck" written with a Sharpie.

What is the best Chicago Saint Patrick's Day celebration?

South Side Irish! I love the St. Pat's parade downtown and dyeing the river green (well, more than it already is!), but nothing beats the festivites at the bars and festivals of the South Side. There are a ton of Irish people on the South Side, and they love to party!

recipe for saint patrick's day cookies?

Yes the grocery store will have the cookie cutters. Use a simple sugar cookie recipe or a shortbread sugar cookie dough is more the taste of the irish. Decorate with vanilla or green frosting, don't forget the sprinkles.

What is the song in the simpsons episode when there is a Saint Patrick's day parade?

Yeah, the episode is from the 20th season. it's called sex, pies and idiot scrapes. there are two songs that are in it that you might be thinking of, one of them is when lisa is trying to calm down the irish when they are fighting which is called "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral". the other one is when there is like a montage of homer and ned hunting criminals called "Electric Avenue" which is an 80's song by Eddy Grant.

When can Saint Patrick's Day be renamed to March Holiday Season?

When the days of the week are also secular.

Saint Patrick's Day Jokes- What's the Difference Between an Irish Wedding and an Irish Wake?

One less drinker or one less drunk

What did you wear for Saint Patrick's Day?

Green polo shirt Normal jean shorts Knee length green striped socks Gray converse :)

Saint Patrick Day fans please answer!!!!?

nice....

How would I say "Happy Saint Patrick's Day" in Irish Gaelic?

La Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit! (to one person) (Lah Hay-luh Pawd-rig Hunn-uh Gwitch) La Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh (to two or more people). (Lah Hay-luh Pawd-rig Hunn-uh Jeev) Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! (The Blessings of Patrick's Feastday!) (Bann-uhck-tee nuh Fay-luh Pawd-rig) is the more traditional way to say it.

What is the purpose of pinching someone on Saint Patrick's Day?

its purely an American custom, its got nothing to do with Patricks day in Ireland! Maybe Americans might be able to explain how it came about, but every Irish person is bewildered by it. Hope you had a good Paddy's day, (while I'm at it, Patty is a woman's name in Ireland, its weird to see the name shortened like that)

What foods do people eat on Saint Patrick's Day?

During my travels I have been always amazed by the perception that people have of the what Irish food is. I have had numerous conversations with people trying to tell me the foods that myself and my family eat which is completely contrary to what I know we eat. One of the biggest misconceptions is about “Corned Beef and Cabbage”, this is not a common dish in Ireland at all. In fact it is generally confined to the small restraints in tourist areas to cater for the hoards expecting everyone living on the island of Ireland to be tucking into this on a daily basis. We do however have a dish similar to this, it is not eat very regularly and certainly not eat on Saint Patrick’s Day or any other day of celebration. It is “Bacon and Cabbage”, not the type of bacon that is fried but more like a ham which is boiled. So what will Irish people in (living in Ireland) eat on Saint Patrick’s day. The day is more than likely going to start out with an “Irish Breakfast” this comprising of fresh eggs normally fried along with 2 sausage, 2 bacon, grilled tomatoes, black pudding, white pudding, mushrooms and Irish brown bread. Bacon in Ireland is back bacon and is meatier bacon than is sold in the United States, its closest equivalent being what is called Canadian bacon in the US. And then there are the puddings, sold in packages the size similar to a salami. Black pudding is really a blood sausage which is a staple across the European continent. The French call theirs ‘boudin noir,’ the Spanish ‘morcilla,’ the Germans ‘blutwurst,’ and the Italians ’sanguinaccio.’ Irish brown bread is sometimes made with oatmeal, but its unique taste comes from using the finest milled wheat. This will see you right through the day giving you all the energy required to survive the hustle and bustle generated by the parades that spring up in all the towns and cities. After this and maybe a few pint of Guinness it’s back home for dinner. Not what you imagine no corned beef and no cabbage, Saint Patrick’s Day meal is generally a join of lamb roasted in the oven with rosemary and garlic. Recipe: Ingredients lamb trimmings and chopped bones from butcher 1 head of garlic, halved horizontally 1 leg of lamb bone in, approx 2kg/4½lb 6 garlic cloves, halved 1 bunch fresh rosemary 15g/½oz softened butter salt and freshly ground black pepper seasoned vegetables, to serve Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. 2. In the bottom of a roasting tin scatter the chopped bones, trimmings and garlic head. 3. Make 2.5cm/1in deep incisions in the lamb, into each incision insert the garlic cloves and rosemary sprigs. 4. Rub the butter over the lamb and place the leg on top of the bones, season and place in the oven for 1-1½ hours (15 minutes per 450g/1lb for rare and 20 minutes for medium) turning over half way through. 5. Remove the lamb from the oven, season again and transfer to a tray to rest. 6. To make the gravy: place the roasting pan over a moderate heat to caramelise the lamb juices, this will take 2-3 minutes. Strain of any excess fat. Pour in 350ml/12fl oz cold water, reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Strain through a sieve. Serve the lamb with the gravy and seasonal vegetables. Served with creamed potatoes, roasted vegetable (that includes potatoes, carrots and parsnips) with peas and broccoli. The dessert is normal hot apple tart served with custard and cream. Recipe: Ingredients For the apple compote 80g/3oz unsalted butter 600g/1lb 5oz Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped 80g/3oz caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways, seeds scraped out For the tart flour, for dusting 250g/9oz puff pastry, thawed overnight in the fridge if frozen 6 Cox apples, peeled and cored squeeze lemon juice caster sugar, for sprinkling Custard and whipped cream to serve Later that evening, if you still have room, it will be Irish brown bread with cream cheese and Irish Smoked Salmon. So there you have it, it’s Lamb instead of Corned Beef and leave the cabbage out.

How do Irish people feel about Saint Patrick's Day?

It doesn't bug me when people say they're of Irish descent but when they say they're Irish it does irritate me. Mainly because whenever I say I am Irish on here I have to point out that I live in the Republic of Ireland or they think I'm American.

Is it sinful for Protestants to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day?

Yes, I think it is very hypocritical of Protestants to criticize Catholics for honoring saints and then celebrate St. Patrick's Day and St. Valentine's Day.

Can I get pregnant if I have sex on Saint Patrick's Day?

Your boyfriend is lying to you - nuff said

How can I decorate for a saint Patrick's day dance?

Shamrocks, derbys, buckle shoes, leprechauns, shilelaghs, pots of gold at the end of rainbows, lots of green.

Why is Saint Patrick's day part of hockey?

Well, the Maple Leafs used to be called the St. Patricks back in the '20s. They were named that because the people who bought them from the Arena Company were largely the people who ran the St. Patricks amateur team in the OHA (which was so named because the team was made up of Irish-Canadians). So it's part of our history. I don't know what other teams' excuses are.

Why is Saint Patrick's day so important, hence Saint Patrick?

Great two part question. The importance of Saint Patrick for Ireland is, he changed the course of our history. When you say he "banished the snakes from Ireland", that's an analogy. It means he drove the evil from Ireland by spreading and sharing the word/work of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. And it's actually "serpents" that he drove from Ireland. By bringing Christianity to Ireland, is how he changed the course of history. Prior to Saint Patrick, the Irish practiced (mostly) druidism. Had Saint Patrick not changed history, and we were still practicing Druidism, where would we be now? Obviously no one knows. Also, did you know that Saint Patrick's "color" is actually blue, not green? As far as the Saints go. This is something that I believe, or feel is open to personal interpretation. For me, I feel the Saints are a conduit, and a specialist to God. I feel they help to pass on information to God that is deemed necessary. Also by praying to certain Saints for their specialty, such as your pet's health. I hope this made some sense to you, and that your day goes well.

Any ideas for my Saint Patrick's Day dirt cake?

-Simply ice the cake with light green icing - go to wal-mart and find some cute plastic irish themed decorations to put on the cake.

What are your plans for Saint Patrick's Day?

rn't u suppose to get drunk?

Is saint patrick's day fun? What can i do (NYC)?

Well, yes, on St. Patricks Day in New York City there are literally thousands of young people, mostly guys, drinking 'til they puke, and they're everywhere, so, don't worry about it, just head on over to the parade, and when the parade is over, just follow the crowds to the bars. Good luck!... :-D

Are there going to be any Saint Patrick's Day Parades in NYC suitable for kids and adults?

If there is one? LOL, NYC probably has the most famous St. Patrick's Day parade in the country (although I think Chicago and Boston have them, too.) You don't have to "go" anywhere specific, just Fifth Avenue. Jillions of kids cut school every year and infest the city on St. Paddy's day.

What the hell is up with saint Patrick's day it makes no sense? help me with this 1 (read on for more details)

As an atheist, I plan on having some Irish stew (yum!) and having some beer... it is a secular tradition, for me.

saint patrick's day question?

Nobody said you had to celebrate it. Why does everything have to involve slavery? For goodness sake MOVE ON

What is there to do in NYC for Saint Patrick's Day ifn your under 21?

Clubbing ( http://clubcemetery.com ) is what most will do. Lots of teen parties going on.

When is the 2009 Saint Patrick's Day parade being held in Southie (South Boston, MA)?

Sunday, March 15, 2009 Parade starts at 1:00pm Location: Broadway, South Boston, MA Parade starts at 1:00 pm. and will feature marching bands and pipe bands from throughout North America. The parade travels through South Boston - Boston's most Irish neighborhood. http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/parade/p1130.php

What are the proper ways in which a Jew can celebrate Saint Patrick's Day?

I think corned beef and cabbage and green beer are Kosher.

What Happens If You Wear Green On Saint Patrick's Day And Somebody Pinches You?

lightly punch them or pinch them

Why Do You Have To Wear The Color Green On Saint Patrick's Day?

Saint Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. It is true there are no snakes in Ireland, but there probably never have been - the island was separated from the rest of the continent at the end of the Ice Age. As in many old pagan religions, serpent symbols were common and often worshipped. Driving the snakes from Ireland was probably symbolic of putting an end to that pagan practice. While not the first to bring christianity to Ireland, it is Patrick who is said to have encountered the Druids at Tara and abolished their pagan rites. The story holds that he converted the warrior chiefs and princes, baptizing them and thousands of their subjects in the "Holy Wells" that still bear this name. more.... http://www.st-patricks-day.com/about_saintpatrick.html

How extensively is Saint Patrick's Day celebrated where you live?

It used to be a protest march many years back. Now it's just an excuse to sell Guinness. Another commercialised holiday. Next there will be Ramadan cards and Yom Kippus gift packs

Question about Saint Patrick's Day parade?

I would suggest to get there early but yes it would be usually crowded The parade would last a half hour to a hour Answer Mine? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100315174638AAIiyF5