St. Patrick’s Day is a weird holiday, as it’s inherently Irish, but every asshole looking for an excuse to get loaded celebrates it enthusiastically. So. how did St. Patrick’s Day become a thing?
Modern St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, at least in the United States, are likely to be characterized by commercial lucky charms and green beer—all of which has very little to do with the historical figure of the saint. As it turns out, it took centuries for the holiday to accrue the elements that now seem crucial to its celebrations… read more >