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Saint Patricks Day

February 16th, 2010 by Mariah

Tabhair pog dom, taim Eireannach!

Kiss Me, I’m Irish!


Believe it or not there is more to do on St. Paddy’s Day then drink green beer. Many of the US cities that put on a St. Paddy’s Day parade draw spectators that reach into the hundred of thousands. Whether with friends or family, a St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sure to be a great time for all ages. Many cities have events before and after the parade such as dinner and cocktail banquets, dyeing the town river green, painting the town red, concerts, and film festivals.




The Downtown Chicago Parade begins at 12:00 noon, Saturday March 13th. Why is the parade not held on Saint Patrick’s Day? A little background is in order here.
The parade is the Saturday before the actual calendar date of Saint Patrick’s Day. This allows families to participate in the festivities without having to remove their children from school. The South Side Irish Parade Family Fest will be the marquis event in a 10 day celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the Beverly/Morgan Park community – a celebration which will begin with the return of the Chicago Irish Film Festival.


China Doll Guest House in Chicago

In Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, China Doll offers three complete self-contained apartment suites with private entrances. The neighborhood offers a broad range of restaurants, theaters, bars, and live music. Kingston Mines, Chicago Blue, Briar Street Theater, Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan, and the beach are within walking distance.


Harvey House Bed and Breakfast in Chicago

Acclaimed as an architectural and design triumph with hospitality that consistently exceeds expectations, this beautiful 6,000 sq.ft. brick and limestone Victorian B&B in historical Oak Park awaits you. Perfect location 8 miles from Chicago. Walk 2 blocks to the EL and Metro Trains for superb access to downtown Chicago, O’ Hare and Midway Airports. Walk to dozens of shops and restaurants.




New York City

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. On this day, everyone is Irish in the Big Apple! The Parade marched for the first time on March 17, 1762 – fourteen Years before the Declaration of Independence was adopted and today it is the largest Parade in the World. To this day, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade remains true to its roots as a true marchers Parade by not allowing floats, automobiles and other commercial aspects in the Parade. Every year the Parade Committee hosts the 150,000- 250,000 marchers, along with many great bands; bagpipes, high school bands and the ever-present politicians in front of the approx 2 million spectators lining Fifth Avenue.


Stay The Night in New York City

Beautiful rooms in an historic townhouse situated on 93rd street half a block from Central Park. Steps from Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Jewish Museums, we are in the center of the landmark Carnegie Hill district offering finest restaurants and boutiques.


Ivy Terrace Bed and Breakfast in New York City

Relax, with a glass of wine, or breakfast, on your own private terrace. Your tastefully decorated apartment, with high ceilings and hardwood floors on East 58th St., is a short walk to fine dining, shopping and Central Park!






The Irish Society of Boston organized what was the first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the colonies on March 17, 1737. Well 273 years later, Boston still knows how to throw down and celebrate “The Luck o’ The Irish!” In addition to the main parade with goes down Broadway, there are 8 other parades in the Boston area!


Bulfinch Hotel in Boston, MA

Bulfinch is a sophisticated Boston boutique hotel pleasantly defined by historic flair and friendly service. The property features modern amenities, a fitness center, a business center, and fine tapas dining. Located in the historic Bulfinch Triangle neighborhood, the Bulfinch Hotel is a unique urban oasis in a classic flatiron building. Bulfinch Hotel: Personal, Sophisticated, Stylish.



Here at we wish you a Happy and Safe St. Paddy’s Day!