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Happy St. Patrick's Day All.

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Today is the celebration of all things Irish in many western nations. Originally it was a day to remember the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, but like I said, now its a celebration of Irishness in general.

 

My wife is half Irish herself, and I too have some Irish blood as well.

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Hello Yank

 

 

Can i ask the point of this celebration?? Just because he brought christianity in the US, does that validate this over-commercialised day? Just like christmas/valentine/easter, it turned into profitable day.

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hehe i don think we celebrate this :D haha..

 

and you know how everything is all green.. ?

 

it was actually blue in the beginning haha.. i don know how that became green though!

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Hello Yank

Can i ask the point of this celebration?? Just because he brought christianity in the US, does that validate this over-commercialised day? Just like christmas/valentine/easter, it turned into profitable day.

 

It kinda marks the unofficial end of winter most years. Its really not as commercialized as one would think. Sure there are a few cards, but hardly anyone send them. Its about celebrating Irish culture. Many Americans have Irish ancestry. For me, its also an excuse to have corned beef, which I love. Oh, and St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, not the US.

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Is this celebrated by Irish all over the world or just US.

 

 

All over the world, but its most popular in Ireland and the US.

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Hello,

 

Yank, i hope this doesn't offend you, i'm just very curious about something and have been for a while and this just seemed like the perfect oppertunity to ask about it! Why do non-Muslims wish Muslims well with their holidays? I'm so curious about this...i dont celibrate any of the christian holidays or any other non-Islamic holidays but somehow i get christmas cards from people, even christmas presents or happy easter and so on...why do they do that even if they know i dont celibrate it? Can you explain that to me....i've never said "Eid Mubarak" to a non-Muslim....that would just be so weird to me! I don't get it...

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Well Noor, we (generally speaking) are good spirits on holidays, and wish the world well. Even though you are not of my faith, I still hope you find good tidings on this day. I'll bet if Muslims did the same people might react better than you would think. Many in America view Muslims as isolationists, but if Muslim Americans wished us good tidings on Eid as we do them on Christmas that might change that view.

 

Did I answer your question? If not let me know and I'll try to explain better, oh, and just to let you know, no offence taken at all.

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and a chance to gulp down plenty of guinness!

 

i never knew guinness was supposed to be had warm!

 

yes this thing is celebrated in Canada too !!

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i never knew guinness was supposed to be had warm!

 

yes this thing is celebrated in Canada too !!

 

Guinness tastes like soap. I'll stick to Killian's Irish Red myself.

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and a chance to gulp down plenty of guinness!

lol i think thats a sterotype of irish non muslims who looooove to drink them self PINK and then fight, :D

wasalam,

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Asalamu alaikum

 

 

I never knew why people celebrated St. Patricks day, untill just now. All i saw were people partying and drinking on that day. And why is it that whenever they mention this day, they always talk about irish pubs and parties??????

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:D

 

so many ppl at work at dressed up in green.

 

yup same here hhahaa..

 

the funny thing is that originally it was blue hahahaha i dunno where the green was introduced and why!??

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the funny thing is that originally it was blue hahahaha i dunno where the green was introduced and why!??

 

I've never heard of blue on St. Patrick's Day. The green is because of the Irish flag when it was free. Ireland is also known as "The Emerald Isle" because of the lush greenery that can be found throughout the country.

 

Where did you hear about blue?

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:D

 

lol, i think this whole thing about st patricks day has been made more and more absurd throughout time. now its all about pubs and stuff. but yes, yank and all the other non-muslims: happy belated st paddy's day. (hope ya find that pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow.) lol, sif. :D

 

as for wishing people that arent of your religion a happy whatever, i don't see what's wrong with it. makes you seem... more jovial and whatnot. i wish everybody a happy eid... you know, when it IS eid. :D

 

but yeah, spread the good tidings!

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