Actually, I hate all holidays that celebrate ethnic heritage. You should only be allowed to celebrate if you actually have that ethnicity as part of your lineage. #1 - I'm sick of frat boys parading around in green shirts and floppy green hats saying stupid catch phrases "kiss me I'm Irish" or "Hey baby, do you have an Irish in you? Do you want some in you?" while stumbling around like 15 year olds who have just discovered booze. You want some Irish in you? I'll give it to you the traditional way, buy punching you in the face. #2 - Corned beef isn't even Irish. It was originally consumed by Irish American families in the 1800's as a cheap alternative to back bacon. #3 - St Patty's day is actually a religious holiday in Ireland (and most other parts of the world) and is a celebration of the Patron Saint (you guessed it) Patrick. America bastardized it and its now associated with getting drunk. True Irish folk do indeed have a holiday they celebrate by getting drunk. And its not St. Patty's Day. Its everyday. #4 - How'd you like it if other people went around "pretending" they were another ethnicity on holidays that celebrate heritage? I can only imagine what the outcome would be if during February (Black History Month), I ran around in black face and a pair of pants made from burlap held up by a rope, eating collard greens, drinking cheap 40's, and smoking Newports.