It's funny, in Japan, as in many places, the US is in the news a lot, and there is little people haven't at least heard about from the US. They love Christmas and Valentine's Day, Mother's and Father's Day etc. But when I tell them about St. Patrick's Day and the pinching thing I get blank stares. This always goes the worst when I am explaining it to a person not wearing green as they start to fear I am gearing up to pinch them..
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We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle