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An American Visa Officer In Chennai Made Awesome Irish-Inspired Rangoli For St. Paddy's Day

The luck of the Irish just got way better.

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Petit created a clover (an Irish symbol of good luck) rangoli to celebrate the holiday with a little Indian twist.

Via Facebook: chennai.usconsulate

He also adorably donned a green kurta and white and green lungi to further symbolise the overlap of cultures he’s celebrating.

“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.

Via Facebook: chennai.usconsulate

"Everybody is impacted by their ancestral roots, which comes out in the foods they eat and the festivals they celebrate,” he said. "We are also affected by the places we go and the people we meet. India will always be a part of me.” He finished his message with "Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!" – Gaelic greeting for "Happy St. Patrick’s Day!"

BuzzFeed has reached out to Matt Petit and the U.S. Consulate in Chennai for comment, and is awaiting a reply.

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