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Go green for St. Patrick’s Day

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March 15, 2012, 10:19 p.m. | Lifestyle — by Kyiv Post

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It’s time to get green again. Or Guinness time – whatever you prefer -- on St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is the day when the chief Irish saint will be honoured all over. Although St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in 432, asceticism is not his style.

Lent is usually broken on this day, to eat plenty of wonderful food and drink more alcohol.

Irish drinks, like whiskey and Guinness, are the most common choice. Green beer (courtesy of food dye) and green cocktails (courtesy of inventive bar tenders) come a close second.

All this will be served in a range of Kyiv bars on March 17 and March 18 for those who don’t see any reason to limit themselves to one day of celebration.

A range of entertainment is also on offer, with live music featuring Irish bands, DJs, Irish dance faceoff (in O’Brien’s) and even green makeup with professional makeup artists (in Golden Gate Pub).

St. Patrick’s Party. Golden Gate. 15 Zolotovoritska Street. Hr 250 minimum order per person
St. Patrick’s Day. Dorothy Pub. 16/43 Saksaganskogo Street. 9 p.m. Free
St. Patrick’s Day. O’Brien’s. 17-A Mykhailivska Street. 7 p.m. Hr 100
St. Partick’s Day on Sunday, March 18. Vodka Bar. Globus Shopping Mall on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Free
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Mykhayl March 22, 2012, 9:01 a.m.    

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Mykhayl March 22, 2012, 9:04 a.m.    

Potato famine, colonialism, 2nd class citizenship, cultural genocide.

New-grants to the New World, inexpensive labor force, disposable...

All white foreigners referred to as singularly derogatory &quot;Irish&quot;...

&quot;Irish needn't apply&quot;... &quot;No Irish allowed&quot;... &quot;Irish around back&quot;...

Embrace it... endorse it... bolster it... maintain it... promote it...

Accept all... welcome all... capitulate all... &quot;KISS ME I'M IRISH&quot;

Weave a mystical heritage... romanticize what wasn’t as real…

Luck of the Irish… Isle of kings… speak in poetry… emerald Isle

Blarney Trivia; “Erin Go Braw” is actually a English transliterated.

“E’irinn go Bra’ch” means “Ireland unto the Second Coming!”

The Celtic ‘glas’ is blue from the heraldic field of its patron,

color of the sea, of grass and silver, It is ‘gwyrdd’ that means green.

Sing sympathetic ballads in the enemy’s tongue (English).

O DANNY BOY was written in 1910 by an Englishman to accompany the

Londonderry Air melody going back to 1855.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_XJFp5JXpk&amp;feature=related

Much of today’s stereotypical Irish mythology is cultivated from the 1952 movie THE QUIET MAN staring with the auburn tresses of Maureen O’Hara. Supporting a welcoming home of Yank John Wayne it presented a democratic focus of the &quot;Auld Sod&quot;, embroidered with Iirish folk cross stitches of capsulated spirits.

Who else but the lowest common denominator would accept the Ides of March in the midst of winter as their day but St. Patrick, or the Irish? Though Lent it gives a reason when all is bleak in need of a warming hug. Embrace everyone as a brother and hoist a cream latte or two laced with distilled malted barley.

Ukrainians can claim January 22 as Independence Day, from 1918 would not be political. After the New Year parties hoisting a horilka vodka can be a good thing while everyone’s ears are still ringing with Schedryk [Carol Of The Bells]. &quot;Shche ne vmerla Ukraina” to be our ‘Erin go braw’ as we separate green into blue and gold. It’s time to embrace the Ukrainian Diaspora taking que from the Irish, especially those who aren’t. While listening to the Scythian Celtic gypsy band encircle those flying ribbons and dudes in floral do-rags doing hip hop hopak break-dancing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5HEQP3pi5E

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