Monday, March 17, 2014

It's not about you. Its about the Irish.

Saint Patrick's Day is one of those feel good, fun time holidays. Even employers across the U.S. are sponsoring Saint Patrick's day themed activities. Mine, in particular, is hosting a breakfast and a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt consisted of questions related to Saint Patrick, his life, and Irish tradition. We were encouraged to research the list of a dozen questions online and submit our answers.

While doing research for the questions I ran across several articles about the parade organizer's decision to pull invitations from certain advocacy groups. Guinness also decided to not be a sponsor over it. The silly part is that those people aren't even banned from marching, just marching with intent to advocate their cause.

So, what's the big deal with letting advocacy groups march at Saint Patrick's day parades? It's not about you. It's not about your cause. It's about the Irish, their traditions, and clearly about getting completely sloshed.

To advocacy groups: Stop trying to make things about you and let other people have their day. You can always march tomorrow.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!