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Members Weigh In on St. Pat’s Plans & Legends

Last week on Crowdtap, we asked you guys to tell us your plans for St. Patrick’s Day. Though it’s a day of green, green, and more green, there’s also a pretty fascinating history behind why we celebrate.

Though it came as a shock to us when we were doing research, the O.G. St. Patrick was either British or Scottish (historians can’t agree), and NOT Irish. Whodathunk?

39% of Tappers knew (or guessed) that St. Patrick’s heritage has nothing to do with the famed luck of the Irish, and in fact he was unluckily captured and enslaved by Irish Pagans for six years in his formative teen years. But good ol’ St. Pat still found the grass to be greener in Ireland (probably literally) and he developed an admiration for the Irish mindset. After his escape from enslavement, he vowed to one day return to the country (sans enslavement) and eventually became the patron saint.

Maybe most of us aren’t exactly sure why we celebrate his name, but in St. Pat’s life accomplishments in today’s world have led to many libations and an annual party. Not a bad way to commemorate the guy.

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We polled a little over 5k members, and found that 58% of our Tappers wear green to avoid getting pinched, 21% eat traditional Irish food, 11% hit up a local parade, and 10% head to an Irish pub. Sounds like a solid day!

But most importantly, we wanted to know:

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Too many non-believers! In all fairness, 18% of you couldn’t decide, so there’s still hope. But for those of you who do believe, be on the lookout for these mischievous little guys, because it’s said that just spotting one is good luck.


Were you shocked to find out the truth about St. Patrick’s heritage? Or are you just psyched to wear green and try to spot leprechauns? Let us know your plans in the comments below!

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Nataliya Sklyanchuk

Yes

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Nataliya Sklyanchuk

Relaxed

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Morgan

Hung out with the family go green

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Christine

We stayed home

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Mary

Hung out with my family….

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Robbin Goff

Nope… I don’t believe in Leprechauns. Never been that toasted 🙂

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Christine Sickley

At home with my family

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Paula Deprey

St. Patricks day is the day I was born. Spent the day relaxing.

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Rodena MacNeil

I wore green! 🙂

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Karen Stein

Wore a green shirt and had friend and her daughter over

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Eileen Carlson

St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. I wear green proudly, attend the parade regardless of the weather, make special and lucky goodie bags for my friends, and give thanks to God that I was born into a 100% Irish family. My heart belongs in Ireland

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Jacquie

Yes

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Farrah

We spent St.Pattys day eating good food listening to good music!

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Anonymous

My so called boyfriend of over a year apparently broke up with me. St. Patricks day was his birthday and instead of being a man & tell me a reason or explanation he just quit calling or texting. Was very upset at first but now just angry and mad. His lose !!!!

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Wanda Penick

We went to a restaurant and ate then when watching a movie at home. Then we went to our friend bar and had a few drink.

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Terry

I believe in leprechauns as well as Santa, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.

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Lisa L Owen

I did not know the story behind St. Patrick’s Day. Interesting. We had no plans. Didn’t even wear green or see a leprechaun!

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Ginger Beeler

I am Irish and knew the original color for St. Patrick was blue, but was changed by Irish independence rebels. I cooked, stayed home and watched the parade on t.v.

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Allison wujack

My husband and I just stayed home this year. We were both sick so you could say we looked a little green!

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Kimber Guysic

🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀😊

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April Jacobson

Of course where wuld all the riches come from otherwise:)

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Deon

I found myself nodding my noggin all the way thuohgr.

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Bob Jefferson

I wore green and stayer home. We had corned beef and cabbage for dinner.

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Heidi Warwick

Good choice. Thats what my family does every year. It’s funny thats it’s really called New England boiled dinner.

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Dianne

I wore green. I don’t pinch anyone, but do remind them if they don’t wear green.

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Mikayla

I drank some whiskey, wore a shirt specifically for St. Party’s day and played drinking games with friends!

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Carmen Herbert

I stayed at home, I live with my son and granddaughter, we just sat around.

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Kaitlyn Healy

My children and I wore green. I picked them up some yummy decorated cupcakes.

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Kathleen White

I decorated inside and outside my house for ST Patrick’s day. I wore green

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Carrie Mahoney

As an lrish person nothing surprises me . the majority are a bunch of luches and stumble drunks . l am proud not to follow in their foot steps

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