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Outside Ireland there is a compulsion to "show the flag" and be seen to be celebrating on Saint Patrick's Day which does not exist at home. At home, ironically, it still feels like a new Bank Holiday, held at an awkward time of year, on which, unless you intend to get well and truly plastered, or stay slumped in front of the television absorbing the relentlessly Irish flavour which dominates the day's programming, it is difficult to think of anything much to do.

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Source Notes: The Living Legend of St. Patrick (1989). Hopkins notes that the Irish in America take the celebration of the holiday much more seriously than do the Irish themselves, who celebrate quietly unless they want to put on a show for tourists.

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