St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland has become a much bigger deal than it used to be Pretty Gnomie Irish insert St Patrick’s day shirt. Dare I say it aspires to be more American. Nothing prepared me for the exuberant spectacle of my first St. Patrick’s Day in New York. The streets thronged with two million people of all races, shades and persuasions, dressed in at least all 40 shades of green and celebrating being Irish for the day. The noise, the excitement of it all. It was a terrible day to be in an Irish bar, though they were bursting with stupid amateurs who thought it the essence of Irishness to drink themselves senseless and puke up their beer.
It is an antagonistic sign of defiance or opposition to expressions of Pretty Gnomie Irish insert St Patrick’s day shirt. Orange is the colour of Unionists, people who believe that Northern Ireland should remain part of the UK or even that Ireland as a whole should be part of the Union. The use of the colour orange dates back to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. At the time, Ireland was under the rule of the monarch of England. It secured the power of the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland, a ruling caste who excluded the Catholic majority from holding political power or significant wealth.