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    Hannah- a lot of people will have a few drinks to celebrate, but many people (like me) just treat it as another normal day. It's a bigger deal in the U.S.

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    @StoneAgeQueen - No disrespect intended, I'm just wearing my kilt because it's warm and I'm tired of wearing jeans, plus it's the only damn thing I have that's got even a hint of green lol.


    What's the weather like over there in summer? Thinking about taking a month off after graduating college to travel either Ireland or Finland on foot.

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    Hi Tiger


    The weather in the summer over here is warm but can be quite rainy. We generally get pretty hot weather too but it's unpredictable. Finland would be awesome to visit, I've always wanted to go there.

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    ^^Understand. It's quite ironic that St. Patrick's day is such a big deal here (my city has one of the largest festivals in the country - South Carolina), yet in Ireland it's just a day. I don't really get the whole Irish pride thing here. Somebody's grea great great great uncle-grandfather-person came over from Ireland 250 years ago = they are Irish? No. You're American. When people ask me what I am, I say American. When they ask my "heritage", I say American. When they asked where my family came from, I again say America.


    On Finland: I went there in late November while studying abroad in RUssia. Was only in Helsinki. It's really nice but REALLY expensive. Paid $8 for a beer. I got to eat Reindeer though!


    And if you do go to Helsinki, DO NOT GO TO THE ICE BAR. It's just a small-walk-in cooler with a small bar that they charge like 15 euros for. When we walked in we were all like LOL WAT?

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    @StoneAgeQueen,


    Awesome, I have red hair and I'm Swedish, so it's good to know someone else concurs with my Irish red hair theory.


    I believe the whole corned beef thing was an Irish-American immigrant thing.

    http://www.europeancuisines.com/Why-We-Have-No-Corned-Beef-Recipes


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    Like anything in America, we take one aspect of another culture and play it to death.


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    Corned beef and cabbage was "cheap" food and what the Irish often had to subsist on, as I recall. Now it's associated with being Irish (in America, anyway) and is a once-a-year, special food.

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    Just had a huge plate of corned beef, cabbage and carrots covered in butter. A pint of Guinness would have went down proper but I'm at work... stupid job.


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    @ Fury. I totally agree with you. My ancestry is mostly Scottish and French, but if I said I was French people would think I had multiple personality disorder. lol


    @ Lars- Yes, there is only a small number of red heads over here and Scotland, and the rest of the British Isles. Not sure where the stereotype came from when there are countries with a larger redhead population.

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    I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.

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    I'm going to be busting out a jig!! I've been taking Irish dance for 10+ years even though I don't have an ounce of Irish blood on me! I like to consider myself an honorary Irish person :-)


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    @StoneAgeQueen - Ok, on all the stuff but potatoes.


    While in Ireland in a random small town, I marveled at a table full of guys (they seemed to be contstruction workers) finishing their lunch, and then starting in on a a pyramid of small potatoes (each) with a glass of milk. I had never seen such a thing. That's a lot of potatoes.


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