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Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I have been amused to note, when attending St. Patrick's Day parties in the U.S. thrown by indigenous [as opposed to diaspora] Irish, that only the Irish-Americans in attendance rigged themselves out in extravagent and somewhat silly togs. The native Irish dressed normally. Apparently the sillyness has spread far beyond America's shores. Witness this picture of a St. Patrick's day celebration in China [complete with a guy from Michigan State]. Does this mean that it is the American, as opposed to the authentically Irish, form of the celebration that is spreading around the globe. I wonder....

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