Sunday, 17 March 2013
St. Patricks Day
Today booze will flow freely and people all over the world shall drink to excess, forget their worries and dress up as every exaggerated Irish stereotype they can think of and nobody shall think any the worse of them because of it.
Also on this day each year our ministers and political leaders travel abroad to other countries to promote Ireland as a place for Tourism and to do Business. Each year to go with this political exodus people all over the country complain and moan about this "wasted money". But in all honesty this is money well spent. An article in the Irish Independent by Miriam Donohoe recently brought the same issue to light. As she says "St. Patricks day is a global phenomenon, the envy of the world, bringing with it a massive fund of goodwill towards our country". What many people fail to realise is that this is the perfect day to convince people of our positive attributes as a country. It's like trying to get a favour on your birthday, only the meanest of people would begrudge you.
Posted by Kian Griffin