In my family, St. Patrick’s Day is an esteemed holiday. I’m about 99 percent Irish, which means my family celebrates not only with whisky, the color green, and Irish drinking songs, but with things like soda bread, corn beef and cabbage, and a dash of family history. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have born into such an esteemed heritage. The Internet doesn’t make St. Patrick’s Day memes dedicated to soda bread. For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is about pretending to be Irish by drinking lots of green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and attempting to keep up with a few actual Irish brethren.
It’s a day where work and school should by all accounts be cancelled, so that you can belly up to a bar and be festive. It’s a day that appeals to anyone who likes to drink (and especially those who like to drink a lot). It’s a day that the Irish embrace, it’s a day where nobody utters a bad word against the Irish, and it’s a day that you learn to love, regardless of your heritage. So put on your drinking pants, grab your nearest green item of clothing, and prepare yourself. Because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and these memes are here to get you started on the celebration.