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The Types of People That You Meet on St. Patrick’s Day

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wilfrid Laurier chapter.

On March 17th, hordes of Golden Hawks and other university students will gather together on Ezra and celebrate the biggest drinking event of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you plan on hitting the club or throwing a house party with your friends, you’re bound to come across people with interesting personalities that are either amusing or downright annoying.

The Lucky Leprechaun

While most people show their spirit through wearing green, others like to be more accessorized and flashy with their outfits. I’m talking a full-on green ensemble complete with a shamrock hat, gold bead necklaces, patterned green socks and buttons and stickers splattered with lucky clovers. You’ve got to give them props for going the extra mile to dress up for fun!

The Wild Card

You might have a friend who rarely goes out or participates at parties but on St. Patrick’s Day, they completely surprise you. With a bit of alcohol in them, this person’s personality does a complete 180, doing things that they would never do when sober. This can even mean morphing into an overly happy, sad or mean drunk.

The Random Person You Haven’t Seen in Years

Taking a trip to Ezra means weaving through large crowds and chances are you’ll recognize some people. These people could include friends or acquaintances. I’ve noticed that in the three straight years I’ve been on Ezra for St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve always come across someone I haven’t seen in years and either pretend that I don’t know them or only say hi when they make eye-contact!

The One Who Goes Too Hard and Goes Home

We all know people who go all out for this day and start pre-gaming earlier than anybody even wakes up for class. Most of the time, however, this ends poorly as they either get too wasted to go out at night or just straight up pass out as you’re ready to leave your place to party on Ezra.

The Shit-Stirrer

For certain people, alcohol makes them feel invincible and clouds their judgement a little too much. Add in a couple of your friends equally as intoxicated and you get complete chaos. These are the loud and adventurous drunks, either participating in stupid party antics or starting fights at the bar.

The “Irish” Person

Seeing as St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated in Ireland to honour their patron saint, it’s definitely a day of pride for Irish people. Lots of us are guilty of rocking “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirts despite not being Irish, but there’s always that one person who did an ancestry test and found out they’re 10% Irish and won’t stop talking about it.

Being the school that hosts the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ontario, I’m sure a lot of you are excited to see what’s in store this year. Regardless of the different personalities you might encounter, we hope that everyone stays safe and has an awesome time!

Cici Wei

Wilfrid Laurier '20

A 4th year Political Science and Management Option Student at WLU.
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Sarah McCann

Wilfrid Laurier '20

Sarah is a fourth year Communications and Psychology major at Wilfrid Laurier University who is passionate abut female empowerment. She is one of two Campus Correspondents for the Laurier Her Campus Chapter! Sarah loves dancing, animals, photography, ice cream, and singing super obnoxiously, in no particular order.