Every year for St. Patrick's Day, people dress up in the most bizarre green work clothes they can find, and then leave work early to go drinking green beer ferociously all night.  Not that I'm against leaving work early, dressing oddly, or drinking ferociously.

By all means, let's go!

But just so you know, there are some things about this holiday that have been kept quiet for a long time.

It's no Irish.  At all.  Not even a little bit.

St. Patrick wasn't even FROM Ireland.  England, maybe Scotland.  Not Ireland.

The holiday, which is held on the anniversary of his DEATH, was invented in the U.S.  Are we really jerks like that?  Celebrating this guy's death?  Apparently.  In Ireland, they actually used to close all the pubs in observance on the day.

His color isn't green, it's blue.  Corned beef and cabbage isn't even a traditional Irish dish. He didn't drive the snakes out of anywhere, heck, he was probably skeeved out by the scaly buggers.

Now that we all know some of this, let's go drinking!