Despite Australia's affection for the Irish, it appears that America does it better than anyone when it comes to celebrating this heritage. 

So when did the celebration begin and who is responsible? Why is Erin showing her underwear? Exactly who is the green goddess? Also of interest is how many immigrants have a connection to the Declaration of Independence. And before that, how the Irish grew in stature through the Civil War.  

Commercialisation of The Day is not as expansive as you might think. We do cover off  a few green themed foods but it's mostly a day about celebrating a good people. 

Oh, Phil does throw in a few great sayings (apologies in advance for the accent) and this clip as mentioned by Barbara is what we love about 'em.
March 10, 2021 — Phil Bertino