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It's St. Patrick's Day today, and the sun-baked streets of Brisbane are strewn with men in kilts and the skirling of the bagpipes fills the air. Pubs are advertising green beer, people are wearing green wigs, green shirts, green pants, and ludicrously over-sized shamrock.

It's nothing like St. Patrick's Day in the Ireland I grew up in. Then, we went to Mass (it was a holy day of obligation), went to town to watch a parade, get wet and went home to watch other places with sunshine have bigger parades. It was usually raining too.

The parade in Brisbane reminds me of the New York parades we used to see on the evening news.

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