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POLL: What do you think of St. Patrick’s Day?

Erin Go Bragh banner courtesy of Wikipedia
Erin Go Bragh banner courtesy of Wikipedia

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day of festivities for all those with Irish blood — or who like to wear green and pretend they’re Irish for a day.

But as Nick Batt wrote in a blog last week, St. Paddy’s Day is not just an excuse to get drunk. The holiday marks the anniversary of the death of the 5th century Catholic saint who evangelized Ireland.

We’re curious, though, if people often think about the spiritual and historic roots of the popular holiday.

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, do you think about the saint for whom the day is named? Or is St. Patrick’s Day all about green beer, fiddle music, and “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons?

Vote in our poll — and feel free to post your comments!

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About David Yonke

David Yonke is the editor and community manager of ToledoFAVS. A veteran reporter, editor, and author, his name is familiar name to many area readers for his many years at The Blade newspaper including the last 12 years as religion editor.

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