Though not many Americans can quite tell you why they are celebrating St. Patrick's Day
or wear a bit of green. they do love an excuse to head to an Irish pub and drink a Guinness. And this year is no different with the holiday being observed anywhere from March 15 to March 17 this year.
A few MMOs are getting in on the action as well. EverQuest II
is celebrating all week long with their pub-crawl inspired Brew Day Festival
which has in turn inspired a video parody
. And Pirates of the Caribbean Online
has turned the seas green as well as offering shamrock tattoos and green hair to players to customize their avatar.
Even Lord of the Rings Online
is slipping in its own St. Paddy's Day celebration with a quest that rewards you with a giant size keg
during Spring Festival
. Tapping that beast gets you so drunk, your character passes out and wakes up in another part of Middle-earth
! Better in-game, than in life, eh?
Finally, if Virtual Worlds are more your style, there are sure to be many player run St. Patrick Day events in Second Life
. You may have missed yesterday's float parade
, but you can always visit virtual Dublin
any time of year.