An Anthropological View of March 17th

Hundreds of thousands of people participate in St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York _English_Xinhua.

I found this article thoroughly charming: today’s St. Patrick’s day parade in New York viewed through the eyes of a Chinese journalist.

I especially like the slight misunderstandings: “A band marches down the Fifth Avenue,” and “[It] is generally celebrated on March 17.”

How wonderful and strange it all looks from this different point of view! Through this lens, the pictures of the celebrants in their green ritual costumes and face-paint seem suddenly bizarre. Whereas, when I actually saw them in the flesh as I walked down Sixth Avenue today, they looked perfectly normal.

Hope you had whatever kind of fun you wanted to have today.

And happy birthday, Rachel!

Posted in Current Affairs

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