Yes it's Saint Patrick's Day. Yes I'm Irish (mostly.) No, I don't care about ethnic celebrations and it's embarrassing the way St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by getting drunk - because the Irish really do have an alcohol problem. I used to think the drinking stereotype was just an anti-Irish thing, but then I worked for an Irish company and saw drinking was an integral part of the work environment. For example, if you failed to follow the proper software development processes, you had to buy the development team a round of drinks.
As a result, the Irish employees could always outdrink the American employees - but the Russian employees could out-drink even the Irish.