Saturday, 10 March 2007

St Patrick's Day Is Upon Us!


I won't bother you with the origins of the celebration, after all Wikipedia is your friend, right? What I wanna say is that it's really funny that commercialism has crawled into every little opportunity that people might have to spend money on.

Go to the grocery store; it'll have at least one isle dedicated to Irish (or should I say Irish-American?) related parafernalia. Shamrock, leprechauns, top hats, pots of gold, green tinsel, name it. Along with the obligatory message on everything: "Kiss me, I'm Irish".

I think that the icing on the cake was that we went to the movie theater earlier today, and while we were waiting for our movie to start, the speakers played Irish folk music, just as like they'd play Xmas (sorry, I meant xmaskwanzaanuckah music) music around December.

3 comments:

Tinsie said...

Gosh! I imagine St Patrick's Day's big over there, right? All we get here is a parade and lots of loud people in green hats. Which I suppose is a good thing ;-)

Marg, the Sal. said...

It's pretty big, but not as big as let's say in New York that has a massive Irish community. There's going to be a lot of specials in bars and clubs, and maybe a small parade, but other than that, it's just commercialism.

Tinsie said...

Hmmm I've not seen any signs of "Irish" commercialism over here. The stores are more concerned with Mother's Day and Easter at the moment.