A day for the Irish to party! Are you Irish on March 17th?

Each month seems to have a “special” day and March has one of my favorites!  St. Patrick’s Day! I am fortunate in the respect that I am one of the O’Donohoe clan.  Though the spelling has been changed many times over the years we still remain Irish through and through. I love celebrating this holiday in exceptionally fun ways.  Most of my friends remember how in high school I would dye my hair green.  Oh, I know that doesn’t seem so strange now but I did it back in the mid-sixties!  Everyone was amused and expected hair my hair to be green every March 17th except when our school consolidated our senior year and the new students and teachers were not aware of my Irish tradition of green hair. The principal, Mr. Smith, didn’t take kindly to my green hair.  He said I was causing a disruption!? What?  How could that be?  I’ve done this for the previous four years and no teacher, student or Principal had ever complained.  Well, I lost my case and was sent home for the day.  Let it be known Mr. Smith did not halt my Irish spirit.  I celebrate every Saint Patrick’s Day with pride and full of the green!

   There are many ways and places to party on Saint Patrick’s Day but one of the least expected places is Savannah, Ga!  The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah is the city’s largest annual celebration which includes the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the United States and possibly the largest St. Patrick’s Day street celebration in the US. They expect to have over 300,000 people to party together at this year’s festivities!  The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 17th. You can expect to be entertained by Irish bands, bagpipes, over 325 floats, celebrities and perhaps a few leprechauns!  Don’t leave without tasting the green beer and trying the green colored grits.  Speaking of green, the biggest event, St. Patrick’s Celebration on the River, is free and open to the public. For more information on this historic and entertaining event go to http://savannahsaintpatricksday.com/.

 May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

What do you do to celebrate St. Patricks Day?  Do you eat special food?  Drink green beer?  If you entertain in your home on St. Patrick’s what do you do to make it different?  Let us know.  We need your ideas on how to party on March 17th!

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