Matt Petit is a U.S. visa officer working at the Consulate office in Chennai. He has Irish roots, and spent St. Patrick’s Day in India.
Petit created a clover (an Irish symbol of good luck) rangoli to celebrate the holiday with a little Indian twist.
“Growing up, St. Patrick’s was always a special occasion in our home. I wanted to do something special this morning to celebrate," Petit said in a Facebook post shared by the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai.
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