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One Week Away From St. Patrick's Day

Paddy O'Tatertot here to discuss a religious holiday.

Ah, St. Patrick's Day. Yeah, I know I'll get some comments that St. Patrick's Day in New York, Boston or Chicago brings out the worst amateur drinkers known to man. That maybe true, but I don't let 'em spoil a fine holiday.

I still love it here in Chicago the most. Sure Boston and New York have good celebrations. But in Chicago, we dye our river Green. Beat that, Boston!

Chicago has not just one St. Patrick's Day Parade but three. Downtown. Southside Irish. And Northwest Irish. I'm probably missing some other smaller ones.

What's the difference between the Southside Irish and the Northwest Irish? About 135 degrees...I kid, I kid!
Really, there isn't much difference. It just gives us yet another parade to watch and excuse to drink. Hell, we Irish would celebrate Spleen Day with a Harp or Guiness if such a day existed.

So look for more on the holiday about St. Patrick - the patron saint of Guiness! - in the coming days.

Posted by Blackfive | March 10, 2004 | Permalink

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One of the days I'm truly home sick for Chicago. I love everything about St. Patty's day. The green river, the parades, and did I mention the beer? :) Guess I'll have to live it thru your site this year. Write on Sir!

Posted by: Tammi | Mar 10, 2004 12:38:05 PM

Most of the time, most of the world, Black Irish means you have ancestors who made it ashore after the defeat of the Spanish Armada. But in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day, everybody's Irish.

Posted by: triticale | Mar 10, 2004 1:20:49 PM

Blackfive, m'lad, I'm not Irish. My mother was Welsh. So I don't usually wear the green on St. Patty's Day.

But, if you and the Mrs. are ever out Colorado way, you just shoot me a line. The Guinness are on me and the hubby.

Posted by: Linda | Mar 10, 2004 4:44:36 PM

The biggest St. Patrick's day parade in the U.S. is in... Savannah, Ga.

I'm not sure why. One of my coworkers was there for it a few years ago. She was duly impressed, before passing out.

Posted by: Leo | Mar 10, 2004 6:41:21 PM

Savannah's a good drinking town...

Posted by: Blackfive | Mar 10, 2004 8:27:50 PM

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