St Patrick’s Day USA stylie
There is much greenness in the land of America today as everyone jumps on board the St Patrick’s Day bandwagon.
Pictorial evidence from some of my American crew (you may need shades)……
All this happens in the stores….
And even I got into the spirit at work, with a little help from my co-worker!
You can’t deny Americans love this day! I know many people who have taken the day off work to celebrate (and tomorrow to recover). Respect to them!
Why so much partying today? Well, St. Patrick’s Day is deeply rooted in American soil. As early as the mid-nineteenth century, lavish and elaborate St Patrick’s parades were an annual fixture – not only in Boston and New York, but in cities as diverse as Milwaukee and Savannah.
In the USA it appears to be a day of green beer, green dogs, green hair, and, at the end of it, probably green vomit on the sidewalk.
My husband’s family is Irish and I have been amusing myself with my fave St Patrick’s Day joke that ‘yes, I do have a little Irish in me’…. 😉
Happy St Patrick’s Day folks!
In Chicago, they dye the river green. Yes, truly.
The St. Patrick’s day parades were initially a display of Irish immigrant political power in the face of nativists who tried to oppress them. The nativists battled with Tammany Hall for control of NYC (spoiler: Tammany won).