Its grim outside, fog seems to be bouncing of the ground giving this unsettling feeling. (Sounds like a good into to a creepy novel.) Like its should already be Halloween. With still a month to go people are counting the days till the next public holiday. If not the fog its the ridiculous heat that seems to be wrecking the buzz. Its the kind of heat where you don’t know wether its an indian/gypsy summer or just global warming. So we are sitting in our stuffy rooms waiting for someone to open the window.
If you didn’t know this Thursday 26th of September (today) is Arthurs Day. And if you have been living under a rock its a non holiday day where we celebrate Arthur Guinness. Who is Arthur? No its not Russell Brand in that movie where he wears a Batman suit…
“Arthur Guinness (1724 or 1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business. Guinness’s godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will. Guinness invested the money and in 1755 had a brewery at Leixlip, just 17 km from Dublin.”
Incase while reading you missed the fact that Arthur Guinness was a Protestant… Well there you go. I’v lived in Ireland for around 13 years now. I will never get how people still argue about their religious beliefs. But thats a thought for another day.
No one gave a shit about Arthur till good people in Diageo decided the best way to sell more Guinness is make a fake holiday. We bought into this. You have the odd few going “Why should I give a shit about Arthurs day..” and as much as they may be right, we need this. Why shouldn’t we be having a pint on a thursday afternoon. People are so sucked into their grim lives it only makes sense to have something to look forward to.
Those left over tourists that are still wondering around streets of Dublin are in for a treat. Drunk students are bound to puke around a few street corners.
On another note… Stupid fog. Can it fuck off now. An yeah to Arthur etc etc.