I didn't even realize yesterday was St. Patrick's day until I saw mention of it in a Richmond, Virginia newspaper online. If I were in America, there's no way I could get past the day and forget it was time to drink green beer, pinch every person not wearing green, or dress up like a leprechaun.
I would have thought that being so close to Ireland, it would be a fairly popular celebration here in Scotland. I guess not.
Maybe there are more Irish people in America than in Scotland. Or maybe America is overtaken by commercialism, or has more people that need an excuse to have a party. Even though I've never done much to celebrate the day, I miss at least acknowledging that it was St. Patrick's Day, especially with a last name like Murphy.