Throughout the world people are putting on green wigs, stupid leprechaun hats, Elton John-style shamrock glasses to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland - why? Is it just one gigantic marketing gig so that every shop, supermarket, pub, bar, club can come up with a ploy to sell the biggest load of tat going?
For me, the only reason(s) to celebrate the 17th of March is it's the anniversary of a certain 3-0 stuffing administered to "those up the road", and that Guinness might be on special offer somewhere nearby. I'm a bit partial to Guinness by the way.
Right, rant over. Bring on St.George's Day - nearer to promotion time (hopefully!), now THAT will be worth celebrating.