March 17th – St Patricks Day – Chicago dyes the river green, bars in San Francisco and New York vie for silly records involving leprechauns green beer, Irish Coffee ( invented in San Francisco at the Buena Vista Cafe) and limericks.
Celebrate the day everyone wants to be Irish. Slainte.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were held as early as 1737 in Boston.
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York was 1763.
They say the Irish are a creative contention, with ready wit, a quick retort, good humor and good fellowship.
“May those who love us, love us; and those who don’t love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we’ll know them by their limping.”