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It's official: most Irish people think it's grand to break Lent on Paddy's Day

Go wild, Ireland.

TODAY IS ST. Patrick’s Day.

Aside from all the festivities/pints, the day is widely regarded as being the one day you can renege on your Lent promise and go to town with whatever you’ve pledged to give up.


According to a new poll commissioned by Farmbake, a whopping 77% of you think it’s acceptable to break Lent on St. Patrick’s Day and just 17% of people said that they would feel guilty about it.

56% of those polled stated that they would enjoy a cheeky slice of cake today, while 30% said that they would be snacking on chocolate.


So, is it, you know, allowed?

In short: it’s grand.

Catholic dioceses have been known to grant dispensations on St. Patrick’s Day so that people can bend the rules of Lent for one day only, so eating chocolate is basically endorsed by the church.

Go wild!

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Tell us:will you be breaking Lent today?

Poll Results:

Yes, it's St. Patrick's Day! (908)
No, I'm sticking with it. (183)

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Amy O'Connor

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