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Poll: Are you arsed with St. Patrick's Day?

Are you just glad for the extra day off?

St Patrick's Day celebrations 2018 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

FOR SOME PEOPLE, namely tourists and teenagers who have managed to trick an off licence into providing them with some alcohol that they’re not old enough to legally drink, St. Patrick’s Day is the best day of the year.

It’s also a pretty enjoyable affair outside of Dublin, when communities and towns come together to have a bit of a laugh during their local parade, before heading to the pub for a decent night out. 

St Patrick's Day celebrations 2018 Source: PA Archive/PA Images

For others, St. Patrick’s Day is an absolute nightmare. It’s not hard to see why. There’s carnage in cities, where drunk teenagers run wild, there’s rubbish absolutely everywhere, the buses are packed and it’s impossible to get a taxi home at the end of the night. For people who work in retail and hospitality, it’s not only a massive pain in the arse to be in work, it’s also pretty frustrating to try and get to and from work with all of the goings-on. 

Then there’s the completely arbitrary things to get angry about – the Americans who call it ‘Patty’s Day’ instead of Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s Day, the people engaging with the festivities around the world with our flag backwards (It’s nice that the Ivory Coast get a second-hand celebration because of us), and all of the four leafed clovers mistakenly used in lieu of shamrocks. If you’re in any way grumpy, all of these little things are enough to make you turn into a St. Patrick’s Day scrooge. 

There’s no doubt that there are plenty of people out there who hate Paddy’s Day with every fibre of their being, but we’re wondering whether or not they’re in the majority.

So, what do you think of St. Patrick’s Day?

Poll Results:

I literally only like it because it's an extra day off work. (1309)
I don't really have any strong feelings either way. (522)
I like it. It's something different to do. (445)
It's just like any other day to me. (387)
I love it. One of my favourite holidays. (217)
I despise St. Patrick's Day. (217)
I don't even get it off work, so I'm not really a fan. (152)

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