Long before the Digital Age, Ireland, during the decade between 1966 and 1976, experienced three separate bank strikes that caused the banks to completely shut down for a total of 12 months, virtually bringing the country to a standstill.
St. Patrick's Day is the justification some people need to indulge themselves in the same way that the rest of us the other 364 days a year. Congratulations to everyone who successfully finished the marathon.
Many argue that Arthur's Day is the brainchild of the big corporation now behind Guinness-Diageo. Some say that they have created this day to make their dizzying profits go even higher. That is true. But it was and still is a brilliant idea.
If a thriving multi-billion euro corporation asked you to provide free marketing services for it, would you do it? If you plan on taking part in "Arthur's Day" on Thursday, Sept. 27, that's exactly what you will be doing.
While this race is 24 hours on the track, many devotees arrive 4-5 days ahead of time to celebrate all things Le Mans. Fans collide from all corners of the globe -- from Denmark to New York to Japan, ranging in age from 6 months with strollers to those well over 90 with walkers.