Irish bloke has legendary response when asked if he’s going to St Patrick’s Day parade
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St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and with it comes parades, parties and a whole lot of Guinness. Sounds great, right? Not to this Irish bloke:
Despite St. Paddy's Day being a very Irish holiday, designed to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, no one seems to get more excited about it than Americans.
People head out dressed head-to-toe in green outfits and shiny beads, while posts on social media reveal green drinks and clover-shaped merchandise galore.
The day is still celebrated in Ireland, of course, but not only by the Irish. People from across the globe travel to the country to spend the day indulging in all things green, and the legend featured in the above interview has had enough of it.
The Irish man, who isn't named in the clip, doesn't hold back as he shares his thoughts on the St. Patrick's Day parade and makes clear that he will not be attending.
"I'll stay in me back garden with me dog, I think it's the greatest load of ponce," he said.
The man proceeded to do an incredible impression of an American enjoying the parade, putting on an accent as he spouted 'oh my god I love Ireland'.
He went on to say something along the lines of it all 'doing my head in' - only in a much more explicit way.
"I'm telling you, I hate it," he added.
This year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin is taking place today (17 March), with as many as half a million people descending on the city in celebration of the events.
The parade features pageants, performances and 15 marching bands from across Ireland, North America and Canada, with more than 4,000 participants taking part.
It's set to be the largest ever National St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but I think it's safe to say the Irish man in the interview will not be helping it to reach that milestone.
His incredible response to the chaos surrounding the day has gone viral after being shared on Twitter this week, with many branding the man as an icon.
"First time I've seen this and it's made my day, that man is a legend. I think I'll do the same and stay in the garden with my dog," one viewer wrote.
Another commented: "A genuine Dub, one of the ones I loved having a pint with when I lived in Dublin. Brilliant and so true and don't anybody tell me he's not right."
So, will you be taking part in the parade, or in the garden with your dog?