(by Silver Adept)
Yesterday in the United States, large amounts of people wore various shades of green, some tasteful, some garish, festooned themselves with shamrocks, and drank beer of a different color, while forgetting the titular Saint they were supposed to be venerating. Much like other holidays here in the States, the religious aspects are usually stripped away in favor of a much more secular (and, ymmv, lowbrow) celebration of something.
What holidays have suffered this treatment where you are? Are there any other holidays you’re looking forward to, religious or no?
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