St. Patrick’s Day officially started in the early 17th century. It’s recognized as an official holiday in Ireland (naturally). Even here in North America, it’s an official holiday in Newfoundland, Canada. Of course on March 17th of each year we all become a little more Irish – and green.
What is St. Patrick’s Day about?
When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, the more common items that pop into our minds are the green food and green beer. Yes, it’s pretty much the only day of the year where it would be considered acceptable to drink green beer and eat green food. It really is a celebration of all things Irish.
Here in North America, and especially in the more Irish cities such as New York and Chicago, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade followed by the usual fun fair at a local pub. And, as green is synonymous with Ireland, everything about St. Patrick’s Day decorations has to do with green. In Chicago, even the water goes green.
Of course when there is a little more cheer than normal involved things can, how shall we say this, sometimes get carried away. In the video below, from Huffington Post, take a look at some of the more humorous aspects of St. Patrick’s Day. Pretty safe to say that perhaps the people here were enjoying themselves a little too much.
From all of us here at Plan an Event, we wish you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Try not to become part of next year’s video compilation. But enjoy yourselves!