Why St. Patty’s Day Should Be Every College Student’s Favorite Holiday
It’s only natural that a holiday that has become centered on drinking and celebrating would be the best day of the year for a college student. Here’s why:
1. There is ALWAYS a party
Let’s face it: If you’re a college student, partying is one of your top priorities.
Who even comes to college for “learning” anyway? Sadly, this behavior is not socially acceptable 364 day out of the year but guess what…
EVERYONE PARTIES ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY
It’s the one of those days where it’s perfectly acceptable to make questionable decisions and flake on responsibilities.
**DISCLAIMER: Unbelievab.ly is not responsible for your actions on St. Patrick’s Day and is not “directly” encouraging bad behavior
2. Copious Amounts of Alcohol
Especially Green Beer. But seriously green beer is delicious.
So delicious in fact that my dad left the hospital the day I was born (St. Patty’s day baby right here) and went to drink green beer at the local bar.
Some would say that his priorities were messed up, but as a St. Patrick’s Day fan- girl I applaud this action whole-heartily.
Also, whoever did this has more alcohol than a liquor store
Shamrocks are the symbol of Ireland! YAY!
Also for some unfortunate reason, shamrocks have recently made the list of “Most Typical Girl Tattoos”, only ranking behind anchors, sappy quotes, and dream catchers.
Find a shamrock with four-leaves? LUCKY YOU. But seriously, four leaf clovers are supposedly lucky.
4. The Abundant Amount of Gingers to Make Fun of
Did you know? There are probably the same amount of the Red-heads at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration as there are at the International Redhead Festival in the Netherlands (This festival is real, check it out here).
This fact alone is a good enough reason to celebrate! And gingers don’t have souls so there’s that…
Note: Gingers are great people and they probably do have souls
5. The EPIC costumes and accessories
From shot glass necklaces to “Kiss me I’m Irish” shirts, you can get decked out in green gear for St. Patty’s.
The possibilities are endless!
Make a trip to the Target dollar section…or to Wal-Mart, where thanks to labor sweatshops (kidding…maybe) the entire store is basically a dollar section.
6. St Patty’s Parade Faces
The faces parade goers make are always priceless, especially when you have applied a liberal amount of green paint to your face.
St. Patty’s day parades are not for the weak stomached and most will be an unforgettable (okay slightly forgettable) day.
Little ol’ Butte, Montana even makes the cut for boisterous parades, and believe me this event is anything but little.
7. Pinch an Inch, Smile a Mile
You know that annoying kid in class that asks too many questions?
Guess what! Pinching them for not wearing green is the perfect (and seemingly innocent) form of payback.
Or you can be like me and pinch someone even when they are wearing green… just play dumb.
But please, don’t be an idiot and forget to wear green yourself.
8. Leprechauns and Pots O’ Gold
These little red-headed tricksters are adorable, and if you don’t think so go look at a Lucky Charms box (look I provided a picture of one).
Does it even really matter that they are secretly greedy and deceiving? No! You would be too if after ever rainbow someone was trying to steal your gold.
Honestly though, he’s so cute.
Whatever you decide to do for St. Patty’s Day remember:
1. Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day
2. Don’t forget to wear green
3. Pace yourself, or else you’ll end up like this guy…
Enjoy the best holiday of the year!
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