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Hide your wife, hide your kids, it’s St. Patrick’s Day.

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What began as a somber, abstemious tribute to the saint who brought Catholicism to the Emerald Isle, and was later adopted by Irish-Americans in the late 19th century to show pride in their dual identity, has evolved into city-wide spectacles of loutish hordes vomiting green-colored beer. 

Stay inside.