Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2011
In America, cities with a large Irish populations view St. Patrick’s Day as a very big deal, it is one of the busiest days in March. From Ireland’s ancient history of the Celts, religion, history, and culture they were passed from generation to generation through the use of stories and songs. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday known for its parades, shamrocks and all things green, but few know the actual history behind these festive traditions. St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in cities around America does not differ much whether Irish or not. St. Patrick’s Day is usually done with music and a whole lot of pinching. Many saloons will open early, host live bands, offer traditional Irish foods such as corn beef and cabbage, and provide the good times for which the day is known.
Check out Some of the Latest Notable Events in Detroit, Michigan
- St. Clair Shores – Charlie Taylor: Charlie Taylor, a beloved Irish tenor, is a forty-year veteran who has been performing at local Detroit pubs, wakes and weddings
- VFW Bruce Point: The 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Hellenic Cultural Center. Also count on plenty of dancing traditional Irish costumes.
- Three Irish Pub at the airport : Perhaps you are traveling. If by chance you are flying through Detroit Metro Airport, during your lay over head over to Concourse B and stop by Three Irish Pub.
- Parade through Corktown: Corktown is one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods, originally founded by Irish settlers in the 1800’s. The parade steps off at Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, and this is the parade’s 53rd year.
Check out Some of the Events in New York City as Well
This year New York City will be full of revelers enjoying the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but there are many other Irish-inspired cultural events happening on March 17th that you do not want to miss:
- Ireland America: The Ties that Band: The library has organized a 4,000 square foot multimedia exhibit, which examines key aspects of Irish performance history and its influence on Americans and culture.
- New York City, St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade is older than the Declaration of Independence. This year the Grand Marshall will be novelist Mary Higgins Clark.
- Tasking Tour at NYC Discovering Walking Tours. Learn about Irish history but stay for dim sum or a slice of pizza. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by delighting in a stroll through former Little Ireland and ending in a taste tour of Little Italy.
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