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hwhat does el dia de san patricio es el 14 de enero mean'

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updated SEP 8, 2008
posted by alyssia

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That was a really good & interesting movie & I can't say that about many of them.

updated SEP 8, 2008
posted by motley
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http://www.amazon.com/One-Mans-Hero-Tom-Berenger/dp/630571889X/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1

I knew that story sounded familiar. Here's the movie, even though, I would have sworn I saw an older version.

Jerry said:

This question dates back to the US-Mexican War. A large contingent of US soldiers were newly arrived immigrants from Ireland. A lot of these men had fled British occupation of their homeland. Many were under a death sentence by the British who ruled Ireland with an iron fist.A large part of the struggle in Ireland was religious (and remains so to this day). The Irish were, by and large, Catholic while the British and their Scots-Irish allies in the north were Protestants.The Catholic Irish immigrants in the US Army who served in the Mexican War found themselves fighting on the side of a majority Protestant army (the US) against a majority Catholic army (the Mexican). Many of the Irish mutinied and went over to serve with their co-religionists in the Mexican Army. They were formed into a unit which was called Los Patricios. The name was in honor of the Irish national saint, St Patrick.When the Mexicans were defeated, many Los Patricios were captured and executed by the US Army. Today, Mexico honors these Irish soldiers for their aid against the US imperialist invasion of the country.

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updated SEP 8, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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This question dates back to the US-Mexican War. A large contingent of US soldiers were newly arrived immigrants from Ireland. A lot of these men had fled British occupation of their homeland. Many were under a death sentence by the British who ruled Ireland with an iron fist.

A large part of the struggle in Ireland was religious (and remains so to this day). The Irish were, by and large, Catholic while the British and their Scots-Irish allies in the north were Protestants.

The Catholic Irish immigrants in the US Army who served in the Mexican War found themselves fighting on the side of a majority Protestant army (the US) against a majority Catholic army (the Mexican). Many of the Irish mutinied and went over to serve with their co-religionists in the Mexican Army. They were formed into a unit which was called Los Patricios. The name was in honor of the Irish national saint, St Patrick.

When the Mexicans were defeated, many Los Patricios were captured and executed by the US Army. Today, Mexico honors these Irish soldiers for their aid against the US imperialist invasion of the country.

updated SEP 8, 2008
posted by Jerry
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Heidita said:

I thought it was a culture question.

St Patricks is on the 17th of March.


I'm glad that I said "I haven't checked."

updated SEP 7, 2008
posted by samdie
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I thought it was a culture question.

St Patricks is on the 17th of March.

updated SEP 7, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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St. Patrick's Day is on the 14th of January. (I haven't checked to see if that's true or not but that's what it means.)

updated SEP 7, 2008
posted by samdie
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