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Will the Poles be out on St. Patricks day


Lee_England 4 | 51  
28 Feb 2007 /  #1
St. Patricks day has become a massive party in England, even more than St. Georges day. I was wondering if the Polish people in England are aware?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #2
Huge parade in Chicago they dye the river green..
Alot of beer gets consumed:)
Sadie  
28 Feb 2007 /  #3
The English dont celebrate St. Georges Day in any way shape or form and some how I dont think the Polish will be that interest in St. Pats day
PolskiPitBull 1 | 18  
28 Feb 2007 /  #4
bullsh...... I was twice on St. Patric's day with my friends we had lot of Fun and we've been buing green stuff AND we've seen LOT'S of Polish not like on St.Georges day
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #5
What is St. Georges Day?
Magdushya 3 | 104  
28 Feb 2007 /  #6
Hmmm, many Poles LOVE Ireland, its music, culture, good hearts people and their"straight-away" mentality, Polish a bit:). Many of us wanting to learn Gaelic. When I was a member of the Knight's Clan we use to do it, we knows gods like a Triple Godess, (I used to use nickname Morrigan:))who is comparable and so in common in Polish ancient religion, because we are not Catholics so long time, but we had strong pagan religion on our land and Vatican try to compose calendar to OUR old believes like important dates or "festivals". But in the same time we know modern Irish history and we know why Gaelic started to disappear from Ireland and even we know about Bloody Sunday...

St. George is the patron saint of England! His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England! Adopted by Richard the Lion heart it was brought to England in the 12th century.

St. George's Day is on April 23rd, so, in a sense, this is England's National Day but unlike other countries, England does not have a celebration to mark this occasion. !. Why???
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Feb 2007 /  #7
St George is the patron Saint of England. But being a reserved lot the English never really celebrate St George's Day. Certainly no where near the way in which the Irish celebrate St Patrick's Day. There are a few small village type festivals on St George's Day. I bet if you had a poll in England as to the date of st George's Day 70-80% of people would get it wrong.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #8
Its big time here, they celebrate it even more than in Ireland
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Feb 2007 /  #9
Mmm I remember being in Boston for St Pat's one year. My liver took the rest of the year off
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #10
Yeah, McDonald's even has green shamrock shakes!!!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #11
:)Hahahahahah
I know the feeling, even the Polish bars have St, Paddys partys
everybodys Irish here that day:)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Feb 2007 /  #12
Apart from the English in some places. Luckily my Mother was from Cork so I got away with it
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #13
Yeah, McDonald's even has green shamrock shakes!!!

I used to like them when I was a kid....bllaaaaah
that nasty mint flavor...

Apart from the English in some places

I`ve been to Ireland acouple of times never been to England execpt the airport..lol
Theres a lot of Irish and Polish in Chicago everybody gets along:)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #14
Never tried them. Not big on going there either. Blaaaaaah
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Feb 2007 /  #15
It was the Green Guinness that got to me. I thought I was hallucinating. And then the Jamesons was green, and then the sandwiches ......
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #16
krysia-Na, I dont have any plans my self, no sunnen urges, accept well u know
Sadie  
28 Feb 2007 /  #17
bullsh...... I was twice on St. Patric's day with my friends we had lot of Fun and we've been buing green stuff AND we've seen LOT'S of Polish not like on St.Georges day

Good for you, glad you enjoyed the celebrations twice even!

Its big time here, they celebrate it even more than in Ireland

I very much doubt that.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #18
Theres a lot of Irish and Polish in Chicago everybody gets along

The Americans don't have a problem with Poles coming here....They really like them! Everybody goes to the Polish stores to get a Polish kiełbasa because the ones in regular stores are inedible! But makes good dog food!!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #19
It was the Green Guinness that got to me. I thought I was hallucinating. And then the Jamesons was green, and then the sandwiches ......

The bars here dye the beer green!!!
They what they dont sell the next day its 1/2 price.

I dont drink it ,turns youre teeth bright green...lol:)
Sadie  
28 Feb 2007 /  #20
St George is the patron Saint of England

Rumour has it he was a Turk
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
28 Feb 2007 /  #21
Green Guinness? How's that even possible? It's almost black :(

ST. Patricks day is the best in NYC :)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
28 Feb 2007 /  #22
Rumour has it he was a turk

Yeah I recall hearing this but am not sure whether it is true or not.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #23
very much doubt that.

Its true.I`ve been to Ireland and they think were nuts
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #24
Biiig celebration. In schools you have to wear something green, parades everywhere, st. Patrick's specials in store, movies on TV revolving around the Irish, restaurants serving special sauerkraut on rye and other Irish foods, so it is a very big deal in the US.
OP Lee_England 4 | 51  
28 Feb 2007 /  #25
The reason St. Georges day is not celebrated as much is because the government fear St Georges day could be seen as racist towards certain other religious / ethnic groups. However by trying to deny St. Georges day the government have adversely increased English interest in English culture.

However.... most people that even celebrate it just see St. Georges day as a day to go out and get pissed just for the sake of being English. Which I personally don't think is harming anyone.

Saint George was a major Patron saint for the English. He was demoted in 1893 and his importance was again relegated in the 60's. Pope Jaun Paul Second recently restored St. George to the calender. His status as English patron saint was around 1060, when a church in Doncaster first honoured his name.

St. Georges day is celebrated every year, it's not as popular as St. Patricks day but it's still a notable day.

Many modern day English now choose to fly the St. Georges flag over the union jack. St. George is also the subject matter of many English sports related songs.

The legend of St George is that he slayed the heart of a dragon and gave a young maiden a red rose, the national flower of England.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #26
Its for everybody! Even the Mexicans get in on it..:)
Sadie  
28 Feb 2007 /  #27
sauerkraut

Not Irish and maybe you should visit Ireland on St. Pats day, trust me instead of a load of plastic paddies dying the beer green people are actually Irish and enjoying themselves as only the Irish can!!
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #28
It's a big party for everyone!!!!
sledz 23 | 2,250  
28 Feb 2007 /  #29
Are parades are bigger:)

I`M taling the train down next Sabota myself
krysia 23 | 3,057  
28 Feb 2007 /  #30
And more four-leaf clovers!

And a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Where are you going in sobota?

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