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Saint Paddy's Day

Saint Paddy's Day

Date: Mar 21 2005


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Saint Patrick’s Day, aka Saint Paddy’s Day, is a holiday we got from Ireland. On March 17th of every year, we celebrate by wearing green. If you don’t wear green, you get pinched.
We also celebrate this holiday with big parties at the Irish bars. Check it out as Sara and Steph talk about their Saint Paddy’s Day.


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Steph:  Hey, Sara. What did you do for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Sara:  Well, of course I wore lots of green so I didn’t get pinched. And then I actually went to a really big party at this bar called Kell’s. It was really fun.

Steph:  Cool. Um, were there any bands there or anything?

Sara:  Yeah. There were like three bands. They had tons of people. They had tents set up outside so they could get more people in. And it was crazy.

Steph:  Nice. Did you have to pay a cover charge?

Sara:  Yeah. It was kind of expensive. That was the only downfall. But it was fun.

Steph:  Really? Was it worth it?

Sara:  Yeah. I think. Well, maybe. I mean it was ok. What did you do for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Steph:  Oh, I went out with some friends and I drank some green beer.

Sara:  You did?

Steph:  Yeah.

Sara:  Did it taste good?

Steph:  It just tasted like beer. The green was just food coloring.

Sara:  Oh, ok. That sounds like fun.

Steph:  Yeah. It was cool. It matched our outfits.

Sara:  Yeah.



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Green beer? Yes, they even color the beer green at some places for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Before I was 21, I always felt so left out on this holiday. All of my friends who were over 21 would go to one of these big parties and celebrate and have a great time.
The only consolation is that my birthday is two days after this holiday and I always had that to look forward to.
Do you celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day where you live? What do you do?


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