17/03/2014 09:58 GMT | Updated 17/03/2014 13:59 GMT

Millions Of People Gather To Celebrate National Holiday Of Another Country


People all over the world have been celebrating the national holiday of a country that's not their country.

Revellers have gathered in places hundreds of thousands of miles from the country to celebrate its patron saint, despite not being from this country, living there or having any blood relatives who are from there. Some are unable to point it out on a map; while others had never even worn a huge green hat before.

When asked why they were celebrating, most people told HuffPost UK Comedy that they "liked any excuse for a party" and "wanted to enjoy the craic - whatever that is."


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