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Cast Your Vote:

    • Let the them still celebrate it with their friends. -- Votes: 16
    • Take them out class, meet up with your friends. -- Votes: 0
    • Whaaat? -- Votes: 8
Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" :!: Right, whatever religious background it ... [snip!] ... it's just about wearing green, getting drunk, bagpipes and leprechauns."</blockquote> To you. Not to Irish Catholics,"


lol I come from a family of Irish Catholics. Some of them go to mass for St Patricks Day, but for the most part we just drink more than usual...

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30892 posts
status 17th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" I know that the foundation of the holiday is relgious - the celebration of St Patrick....but really, ... [snip!] ... is a religious day anymore. A class party or parade is a far cry from attending mass, what's the harm with a few leprechauns?"


How did you know I was doing shitfaced Yoga tonight?? :D
Gir, get outta my head! lol

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" lol. It is NOT a religious holiday. IMO, if you restrict this is seems nutty and your kids will resent it later."</blockquote>




It IS a religious holiday. Research.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:</b>" lol I come from a family of Irish Catholics. Some of them go to mass for St Patricks Day, but for the most part we just drink more than usual..."</blockquote>




All the Irish catholics I know here have a huge celebration. That always starts with mass, ends in being drunk.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" lol. It is NOT a religious holiday. IMO, if you ... [snip!] ... restrict this is seems nutty and your kids will resent it later."</blockquote> It IS a religious holiday. Research."


It's not recognized here as a federal religious holiday, I mean we can celebrate the leprechaun/clover/green aspects of it in public schools and we can't do that with religious holidays .

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19989 posts
status 17th Mar '13

I'm Pagan and don't think twice about St. Patrick's Day. We don't even wear the green. It's just a day to us.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" How did you know I was doing shitfaced Yoga tonight?? :D Gir, get outta my head! lol"


lmao...cause that, my dear, is how one properly celebrates St Patricks Day! Oh man, worst day of the year to be pregnant :lol: I'm like, babysitting my drunk ass buddies.

Like...my family is Catholic. And IF we go to mass for St Patricks Day, it honestly is more of a "God, forgive all the sinning I'm about to do" visit, than it is anything to actually do with St Patrick lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22817 posts
status 17th Mar '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" lol. It is NOT a religious holiday. IMO, if you ... [snip!] ... restrict this is seems nutty and your kids will resent it later."</blockquote> It IS a religious holiday. Research."


It is not a religious holiday TODAY. It was decades and decades ago.
The Irish catholics celebrate it in a big way b/c he was Irish and it's a irish day.



Hathor + A Due December 23; 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting motherofboys:" I've never given st. patricks day much thought, seeing as in America it is mostly viewed as a celebration ... [snip!] ... If it really is a get together aimed at teaching kids that the pagans are evil, than of course I would say no to them going."

That is how I see it, but he said it like Halloween for him.

lovemyboyfriend 16 kids; Texas 32385 posts
17th Mar '13

I don't celebrate Easter and for awhile my kids didn't either.



But now that they are older they want to participate in the egg hunts, all that jazz.



So it has nothing to do with the religion but everything to do with just being a part of a fun little holiday.

Hathor + A Due December 23; 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" It is not a religious holiday TODAY. It was decades and decades ago. The Irish catholics celebrate it in a big way b/c he was Irish and it's a irish day. "

He wasn't Irish, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and made a slave in Ireland. He was Roman.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22817 posts
status 17th Mar '13
Quoting Captain Lauren + ?:" He wasn't Irish, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and made a slave in Ireland. He was Roman. "


Ah! Details, details!
Very little is known about him and his life. BUT, it seems that the Irish have adopted him as one of their popular saints.
St. Patty's is to the Irish and Columbus day is to the italians. There is tremendous pride and it's secular.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" Ah! Details, details! Very little is known about him and his life. BUT, it seems that the Irish have ... [snip!] ... popular saints. St. Patty's is to the Irish and Columbus day is to the italians. There is tremendous pride and it's secular."


He is THE patron St of Ireland lol....but mainly, the day is just an excuse for shit faced Irish Yoga.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21; 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
17th Mar '13

I'm Irish, raised catholic. Not catholic or religious at all anymore, but we still celebrate. We still celebrate Easter, and Christmas. Even though technically both of those are based off pagen holidays ;) However that's besides the point. We celebrate to celebrate, not because of religious reasons. If my DD were to ask about easter/christmas though I'd tell her the christian version of it, and tell her the pagen version of it. Though personally I like the winter solstice version of it better since again, almost all of christmas' traditions were pagen traditions first (christmas tree, wreaths, mistletoe, star on top of the tree)

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22817 posts
status 17th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" He is THE patron St of Ireland lol....but mainly, the day is just an excuse for shit faced Irish Yoga."


lol.
i lived in NYC at the end of the parade route. It was DISGUSTING. i always tried to be away from the city on st. pattys day. so gross.