St Patrick's Day question

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  1. Roshi

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    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?
     
  2. Finn

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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.
     
  3. Dart

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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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  4. RoJoHen

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    Friday. You don't celebrate a holiday after it's already over.
     
  5. Finn

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    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.
     
  6. Alidar Jarok

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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.
     
  7. auntiehill

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    Definitely Friday. It's no fun celebrating AFTER the holiday has passed.
     
  8. Gryffindorian

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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.
     
  9. Roshi

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    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.
     
  10. Locutus of Bored

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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. :)

    BTW, love the avatar. :techman:
     
  11. Finn

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    I like your avatar :lol:
     
  12. RoJoHen

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  13. iguana_tonante

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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. ;)
     
  14. Finn

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    ^ If the OP is in rural France, Bourbon mixed with green dye :p
     
  15. Locutus of Bored

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    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.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Mountain Dew? :D
     
  17. iguana_tonante

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    Yeah, but we are talking beer here. Who would want to subject a kid to that foul, bitter, doughy taste?
     
  18. Gryffindorian

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    Anyway, my preference would also be Friday. :D
     
  19. Dart

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    Wow!

    I'm glad I'm not you.
     
  20. Alidar Jarok

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    Car Bombs the drink, not the IRA tactic, in case that wasn't clear. I.e., a shot of Bailey's and Whiskey mixed together dropped into a pint of Guinness.