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The green of St Patricks Day comes to Sydney

I think that in order to fully appreciate St Patricks Day you really need to be there because no words can describe what it feels like to be in a sea of green with Irish accents all around you and the pubs filled to a capacity that they rarely see throughout the rest of the year.

And so, I felt that it is best to show you what a day in green looks like in Sydney, rather than sit here and use the word green one more time… Ok just once more – It was a bloody green day ay!

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Sydney Mardi Gras 2013

Mardi Gras: the one day of the year when everyone can speak their mind without fear of repercussions

The History

On June 28, 1969, riots broke out at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village of New York City. The spontaneous commotion was retaliation by homosexual visitors of the Inn against the police who were raiding the venue, in search for liquor and drag queens as well as anyone else that they could get their cuffs on. With an attitude of ‘enough in enough’, after witnessing the rough handling of people by the police, those attending became violent. Continue reading