Weirdly, Good Friday is still kind of a big deal in Ireland.
Though we're nowhere near as Catholic as we once were, we still keep up the old traditions for the shake of our mam.
And, y'know, because of the law.
These 17 tweets perfectly much sum up the Irish attitude to Good Friday...
'Wait, why can't we buy a pint?'
'BECAUSE JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SINS NOW SAY 50 HAIL MARYS, HEATHEN'#GoodFriday
— Gav (@miracleofsound) March 25, 2016
This is it, the last time we can enjoy photos of English hen and stag parties looking desolate in temple bar on Good Friday. I'll miss it.
— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) April 14, 2017
— Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyler) March 25, 2016
— Dara de Brún (@DaraDeBrun) March 24, 2016
I wonder how many people woke up this morning in a blind panic because they forgot to buy a bag of cans yesterday ? #GoodFriday
— stephen kearney (@stephenkearney7) March 25, 2016
I reckon the only reason we can't buy alcohol in Ireland on Good Friday is that it's sold out after Holy Thursday. #GoodFriday
— Conor Sexton (@ConorSexton) March 25, 2016
If the Irish spoke German, we would have a great compound word for the fear of not having access to alcohol on Good Friday.
— Colm Maguire ???? (@McStrolly) April 13, 2017
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) March 25, 2016
If you can prove you don't go to mass you should be allowed to drink today #GoodFriday
— Kieran O Malley (@GalwayPlayer) March 25, 2016
I surprised my dad with a 6 pack of beer for Good Friday. He was delighted and told me I'm now his favourite daughter.
I'm an only child.
— Lolsy Byrne (@LolsyByrne) April 13, 2017
Throwback to #GoodFriday 2 years ago when I told my Mam I was eating a breakfast roll and she stopped speaking to me ????????
— Sinead Walsh (@fuzzOFk0) March 25, 2016
— Megan Kelly (@megs_kelly1989) March 25, 2016
— Eimear O'Flaherty (@eimearofl) March 25, 2016
— AJ Hill (@AJHillboHill) March 25, 2016
— Jeanne (@JeanneKL) March 25, 2016
This is the last year of the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday in Ireland.
Today is the last day we celebrate.... pic.twitter.com/XayYpivAyN
— TwistedDoodles (@twisteddoodles) April 13, 2017
As much as I hate religions telling us what to do... I'll miss the good Friday alcohol ban cause we basically had a national gaff party day.
— Mango ☘️ (@MangoDassle) April 13, 2017