My mother's best friend worked for the local newspaper and decided to dress me as a leprechaun and use it for Saint Patrick's Day. I was a smiling leprechaun, whatever that was? Today I don't believe in fairy tales including leprechauns but I often think about leprechauns, especially on my birthday.
I have Irish on both sides of my family which is probably why I love the colour green and feel compelled to cause mischief playfully. I can be stubborn at times but have no problem admitting my mistake if you catch me. With a little faith, I could almost picture myself as a leprechaun.
Why do people get drunk on Saint Patrick's Day?
“The Christian people held a great feast for which Lenten food and alcohol restrictions were temporarily removed.”
Get drunk and be merry in honour of the patron Saint of Ireland.
Isn't consuming alcohol a sin? How do people justify a religious celebration by getting drunk?
>Isn't consuming alcohol a sin?
The bible's references to alcohol are largely favorable except for drunkness. Boozing daily was seen as avoiding sickness caused by drinking water borne diseases. Drinking water was considered dangerous. Therefore, the bible fails to praise drinking water so much that in St. Timmothy we see his advice to St. Paul as: "Drink not water but wine for thy stomach's sake and thy oft infirmaties."
Put down those Tums; pass the jug.
Why do people get drunk? Any excuse for a party
Isn’t consuming alcohol a sin? Depends on your belief, everything in moderation it says in the bible and Jesus turned water into wine, so not in the Church of England.
I don’t consider it a Religious celebration, it’s a celebration relating to a nationality, like St Andrew’s day, and getting drunk is optional.
Fairy tales are great; I wasn’t aware that they were something to believe in, although like all good fictional tales many contain elements of truth.