St. Patty's Day, or Global Drunkenness Day, is around the corner. Here’s some of what’s happening around the world to celebrate.
Boston: Boston takes this day seriously. There’s not just one parade there’s a bunch, beginning this weekend and going all the way till March 30th. But the major gathering takes place in Southie. And if it’s a pub you’re looking for, take your pick. Course you could always take the party bus around.
Dublin: The official St. Patrick’s Day festival for Ireland’s national holiday begins March 13 and ends with a parade on the 17th. Over five days and nights, 4000 performers and 1 million people will be celebrating. The Guinness Brewery, of course, is pitching in.
New York: The world’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade kicks off at 8:30am at 44th and Fifth Ave. Drinking starts a few hours earlier. Then it’s time to get blind drunk with the St. Patty’s Day pub crawl.
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London: England gets a jump on Ireland with their St. Patrick's Day festival in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Covent Garden beginning tomorrow, March 6th. Their parade also comes before Dublin, March 16th. Bloodly English! If you’re in London, Fluid Foundation was kind enough to publish the 10 best Irish pubs.
Chicago: The Chicago parade begins at noon on Saturday, March 15th with Parade Queen Eileen Kapolnek leading the way. A few hours earlier they turn the Chicago River green…using an orange dye. No joke.
However, as commentor Einstein217 believes, the best Chi-town parade is on the South Side.
Moscow: The Kremlin may try to curb public gatherings but they haven't put a stop to this overwhelmingly popular Moscow Saint Patrick's Day parade.
Miami: On Saturday, March 15th Coral Gables salutes The Wearing Of The Green at the annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Festival.
And finally, if you happen to be visiting Beijing Durty Nellies can help you celebrate.
Have a great one. I hope your puke is green!