St. Patrick's Day Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Patrick’s Day in Ireland had caught up to the leading western cities and had become a fixated, annual festival. Attracting media coverage, St. Patrick’s Day had begun to excite people. The parade, being the centerpiece, was not only attracting the public crowd but also as income opportunities. By the 1990 game changing parade in Dublin, crowds were estimated at 300,000–1,000 being from abroad–watching participants at 6000. The media coverage from different countries, whether it was live coverage, tourists photographs or newspaper journalist, was advertising to the world just how with the times Ireland become on the St. Patrick’s Day scale. By being on the same scale as Boston and New York, Ireland sold out its traditional value. As the years go on, in contrary with the large crowds being drawn, Irish Community themselves saw it as their own government selling out to the Western civilizations, creating a tourist trap that only interested foreigners. Disregarding customs and it citizens wants, the Irish government lines their pockets with the revenue from the parade and spits out empty experiences to people who call Ireland ‘home’. Irelands St. Patrick’s Day had become out dated and undesirable to the citizens of Ireland, where as Western travelers were still enticed by seeing where all the traditions had supposedly began (Cronin and Adair …show more content…
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