Why is it called Paddy's Day?

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  • 8 months ago

    Patty is a woman's nickname—short for Patricia—and not short for Patrick. For the record, the correct short form is St. Paddy's Day. According to the Provisional Government of Paddy, not Patty, the D's in Paddy come from the Irish spelling, Pádraig. Visit their site to be chastised in a proper Irish manner.

  • 8 months ago

    Just a nickname for Patrick.

  • nalla
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    The same as yanks have thanksgiving

  • 8 months ago

    because drunk fools are hauled off in the paddy wagon.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It was named after the "Paddy Wagon," in which the revelers would be hauled away.

  • 8 months ago

    It isn't. It's called SAINT Patrick's Day, named for the patron saint of Ireland. Some people use "Paddy" as a nickname for Patrick, but many in Ireland whose ancestors lived through the cruel days of British occupation (and passed down their stories of woe) bristle at the word. They say it's similar to calling an African-American a "n-word."

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Paddy is a nickname for Patrick.

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