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Old March 9 2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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St Patrick's Day question

As some of you know, I teach English in Junior High and one of the tasks we're supposed to do is to open our students' eyes regarding anglo-saxon cultures.
Since this year's St Paddy's Day is next Sunday, what would be the best suitable day to celebrate it with my school? On Friday 15th or on Monday 18th?
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Old March 9 2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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It's really up to you, how you would do it it, and it might depend on whatever schedule your school/department has. Will your school have some kind of activity or two?


I'd say Friday if it's a wrap up lesson or unit packed with fun activities. It's not really something to ask here, since it depends on your school, the students and all the units you have been teaching, etc.
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Old March 9 2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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St Patrick's Day is an Irish Holiday. Which as far as I'm concerned is nothing to do with Anglo-Saxon culture.

You'd be better with St George's Day for England, St Andrew's Day for Scotland and St David's Day for Wales.

*Edit* Actually I'm not even sure if Scotland counts as Anglo-Saxon either.
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Old March 9 2013, 05:34 PM   #4
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Friday. You don't celebrate a holiday after it's already over.
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Old March 9 2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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St Patrick's Day is an Irish Holiday. Which as far as I'm concerned is nothing to do with Anglo-Saxon culture.

You'd be better with St George's Day for England, St Andrew's Day for Scotland and St David's Day for Wales.

*Edit* Actually I'm not even sure if Scotland counts as Anglo-Saxon either.
True, but I'm under the impression the OP is expected to do by one of his superiors (like principal or dept head) or as an agreement within his group of teachers.
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Old March 9 2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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If it's just a fun thing, do it on a Friday where everyone is relaxed and doesn't have to worry about serious things.
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Old March 9 2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Definitely Friday. It's no fun celebrating AFTER the holiday has passed.
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Old March 10 2013, 12:26 AM   #8
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Monday is closer although it's past the actual date.

At work we'll be having the annual St. Patrick's Day potluck on the 14th, Thursday, since most attendees will be off on Friday.
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Old March 10 2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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Re: St Patrick's Day question

Wow, thanks for the input, guys!
And I do know that the Irish are from a gaelic culture, I was talking in a very broad manner, don't be offended; it's indeed something that comes from above.
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Old March 10 2013, 12:47 AM   #10
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I agree with the others that Friday is the way to go. That way if the kids are interested about the holiday, they still have time to plan to do something with their families on St. Patrick's Day Sunday if they want. Good luck.

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Old March 10 2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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Old March 10 2013, 12:59 AM   #12
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I agree with the others that Friday is the way to go. That way if the kids are interested about the holiday, they still have time to plan to do something with their families on St. Patrick's Day Sunday if they want.
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Old March 10 2013, 01:04 AM   #13
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Definitively Friday.

Still, since middle schoolers can't drink, I don't know what you can have them to do on St Paddy's Day.
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Old March 10 2013, 01:05 AM   #14
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^ If the OP is in rural France, Bourbon mixed with green dye
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Old March 10 2013, 01:13 AM   #15
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Still, since middle schoolers can't drink, I don't know what you can have them to do on St Paddy's Day.
It's France, man. Those kids have been drinking wine since they were toddlers. I kid, I kid.

Seriously, though, my Irish-American family always does a big party with Irish food, drink, games, music, and dancing. And while it does inevitably come down to drinking lots of booze for most of the adults, there's plenty for the kids to do too.

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