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Fun poll: Is it really wrong to refer to 17 March as St Patty's Day?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAY celebrations extend beyond these shores each year to wherever the Irish diaspora has made its mark. Likewise, there is always scope for someone to get the cultural references slightly wrong.

US President Donald Trump’s team earned scorn for putting a four-leaf clover instead of a shamrock on his Irish-American-themed caps (a mistake also made by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama in 2012). The Republican party then added insult to injury by tweeting that supporters should grab one of the hats for ‘St Patty’s Day’.

For today’s fun poll, we are asking you:

Is it really terrible to call 17 March ‘St Patty’s Day’?


Poll Results:

'Tis, to be sure (13299)
I don't give a shillelagh either way (1762)
Yerrah, it's grand (722)



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