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17 Things You'll Understand If You're Obsessed With St. Patrick's Day

It's not just about wearing green; it's about celebrating heritage and camaraderie.

1. You take it personally when people spell it St. Patty's Day.

2. And the only pot of gold you want to hear about is behind the bar.


No, sir. Ireland is not filled with leprechauns and rainbows.

3. You love the history of and real reason for St. Patrick's Day.

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Fun fact: Pubs were actually closed in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day until the 1970s.

4. You've been dreaming of the Irish breakfast feast for months.


Black pudding, bacon rashers, and tomatoes is the perfect meal to kick off the day's festivities.

5. You've shamelessly binge-watched the classics to get in the mood.

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And you don't mind rockin' out to all of those Northsiders' songs either.

6. And you especially love torturing yourself with this childhood horror:

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Does it exploit every stereotype? Sure. But does it still scare the hell out of you? Of course.

7. You love the day because everyone and everything looks better in the colors of Ireland.

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8. But your love of green stops with the beer.

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You want a real Irish Red or a stout, not a pint watered down with green food coloring.

9. You've spent weeks putting together a playlist with your favorite Celtic rock songs.


Celtic rock does NOT = Riverdance.

10. You make sure to get your best lad in on the fun too.


The dressing-up part, not the drinking. Flannigan stays home when y'all go out to the pubs.

11. You're eager to share a shot or two with new friends each year.


And you kindly oblige when they return the favor.

12. You'll always recite toasts passed on through your family.


"May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy your lads a shot."

13. You've been the one cheering the loudest during the parade every year.


Nothing quite like hollering along with thousands of friends in the outdoors.

14. You brush up on your dance moves months before to bust them out in the streets and pubs.

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Come all ye dancers, bad, good, and goofy.

15. You've memorized Irish songs to sing with your friends in the pub.


No, nay, never, no more / And I'll play the wild rover / No, never, no more

16. You salivate throughout the year thinking of your corned beef and cabbage feast.


There is no better nightcap than filling your belly with this traditional dish and drifting off to sleep.

17. Every year, you look forward to this day so you can share a shot or a pint with your friends, celebrate your heritage, and let loose.

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But honestly, when are you not afraid to let loose?

From Jameson Irish Whiskey to you, Sine Metu and Happy St. Patrick's Day.