... they make a big deal of St. Patrick's day.
There are quite a few Irish bars here.
I suspect there are a good number of Irish Catholics here -- so, I suppose it makes sense.
But -- the bars open at 7:00 AM --- and serve breakfast with their green beer.
People take the day off, buy tickets on the bar bus, and spend all day going around to the different bars celebrating St. Patrick's day.
On the radio, they talk about what they're doing to celebrate --- and people get kind of bent out of shape if you aren't wearing green.
Folks -- it is kind of strange.