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Old Mar 18th 2010, 12:32 pm
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On all weekend to celebrate St.Patricks Day. Anybody going? Free music, Irish dancing, bouncy castles all day. Sir Bob Geldof appearing tomorrow night I believe but that won't be free.
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We may go down on saturday - as it free - the kids thought they were missing out - as all the family were texting from home.

We are actually going to an Irish gathering tonight at a friends house - but kids ain't coming
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We may go down on saturday - as it free - the kids thought they were missing out - as all the family were texting from home.

We are actually going to an Irish gathering tonight at a friends house - but kids ain't coming
We will be the ones NOT wearing green rugby shirts and Leprachaun's hats.
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Why is it that Brits are so keen on celebrating the Irish patron saint, but have little interest on doing anything on 23rd April, St George's Day?

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It's all just a big marketing scam by Guinness.
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Why is it that Brits are so keen on celebrating the Irish patron saint, but have little interest on doing anything on 23rd April, St George's Day?

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You might want to change "Brits" to "English" - there are historical links between the Irish and the Scots, and besides the Scots have their own celebration for Rab Burns...
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You might want to change "Brits" to "English" - there are historical links between the Irish and the Scots, and besides the Scots have their own celebration for Rab Burns...
That would be St Andrew as an equivalent but thx for the right intention.


@the brit remark........****** english wonder why the rest of us celebrate.......mumble mumble.....
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You might want to change "Brits" to "English" - there are historical links between the Irish and the Scots, and besides the Scots have their own celebration for Rab Burns...

Ooops! Yes, of course. Just thinking of BE site. My apols.

Do the Scots do anything for St Andrew's Day, or just for Burns Night? The Welsh for St David's Day?

I know there is a St George's Day Ball at the Grand Hyatt on 23rd April, but haven't heard of anything else. I may have a BBQ at mine that Friday and make everyone wear red and white.

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Ooops! Yes, of course. Just thinking of BE site. My apols.

Do the Scots do anything for St Andrew's Day, or just for Burns Night? The Welsh for St David's Day?

I know there is a St George's Day Ball at the Grand Hyatt on 23rd April, but haven't heard of anything else. I may have a BBQ at mine that Friday and make everyone wear red and white.

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There is usually a St Andrews day ball here...
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Ooops! Yes, of course. Just thinking of BE site. My apols.

Do the Scots do anything for St Andrew's Day, or just for Burns Night? The Welsh for St David's Day?

I know there is a St George's Day Ball at the Grand Hyatt on 23rd April, but haven't heard of anything else. I may have a BBQ at mine that Friday and make everyone wear red and white.

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yeah, there's a st david's day ball, and there is a society which organises various things throughout the year, although they are barking mad i'm told...

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That would be St Andrew as an equivalent but thx for the right intention.
I'm a confused soul myself, born in England to a Scottish family...

I've never celebrated St Andrew's day though. Burns night, on the other hand.. *hic*

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