Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone Irish or from Irish descent. Don't get too drunk!
I quite like the Irish - they have a good sense of humor. Two of my favorite authors are Irish: John Connolly and Ken Bruen. If you haven't read any of their novel, I can certainly advise you do.
St. Paddy's Day is celebrated everywhere around the world. Even here in Dendermonde, our local Irish pub is full of green - even green beer (yuk!).
We haven't been in Ireland when it was St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps we can do that when both of us are pensioned? We're going to spend some time in Dublin, though, not so long from now. The airfares were so low, that's why. You just have to take opportunity of such a chance. And there's plenty to see and do in the Irish capital and its surroundings.