I'm part Irish, and because there are a lot of Irish-Canadians, St Patricks day is a big thing here, at least as much as in the USA.
Well, I'm underage as well (17 and 1/2 tomorrow), but in six months I will be able to vote and will be considered an adult (18) but it's kind of screwed up that you can be an adult and not be allowed to drink for another year. That's right:
age 12 - Legally responsible for actions
age 16 - Learning permit for driving, that's right, you can't get a full fledged licence here till you are 18, but we still call our learning permit's licenses even though they're not (Not that I have a learning permit, putting me behind the wheel in my current state would be like giving me a gun and telling me to kill people)
age 17 - can buy Mature rated games by self
age 18 - Legally an adult, can vote, and can join the Armed Forces
age 19 - Can drink alcoholic beverages
Yep. Kinda screwy, eh? I think they made it this way to justify Conscription in World War 2 (where you could be "Drafted" even though you couldn't vote)
After all this ranting about legal ages, it doesn't f***ing matter because giving me alcohol with my medication would be like putting me behind the wheel (see above).
So I end this rant by raising my pint of virgin (non alcoholic) beer (and throwing it in the trash because it tastes horrible) to Saint Patrick's day and the Luck of the Irish!