At 02:45 PM 11/30/99 +0000, you wrote:
>At 04:45 30/11/99 +1100, you wrote:
>> Recently, however, Paddy's Day seems to have been
>>'reinvented' for popular consumption in some parts of Ireland, though
>>particularly in Dublin. The Irish Times has an extensive summary of the
>>festivities for 1998-99 at the following site:
>>http://www.ireland.com/events/st.patricks/ It appears from this source that
>>St Patrick's Day in late 1990s Dublin has embraced the parades, musical
>>concerts, and displays that have been part of 17 March in New York,
>>Chicago, Sydney, etc.
>Unfortunately, people of Welsh descent in America are starting to see St.
>David's Day as an excuse to drink much as St. Patrick's is.
>The reinvention things is a problem in many cases; here in west Wales they
>are talking about taking an old Welsh tradition, the Mari Lwyd, and making
>it very glam. It's very sad.
Llew, thanks for your reply. Please excuse my ignorance but I am unfamilar
with Mari Llwyd and how it is being 'reinvented' in Wales. Can you