03/16/2015 03:46 EDT | Updated 05/18/2017 08:54 EDT

Green Beer? Irish Sterotypes? Here's How To Fake Your Way Through St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us, which means...wait, what does it mean, exactly? Besides green beer and a weird acceptance of ethnic stereotypes, of course. Depending on where you're at in life (and how much food colouring your want in your beverage), St. Paddy's Day can represent any number of things to you. But there's still a good chance you're friends and coworkers will drag you out to a bar to sing along to "Home For A Rest," and that's where we come in.

If you follow these tips, you'll get through the day unscathed and hangover-free (probably). Just don't get us started on whether or not Ireland has any snakes.

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