These Are The 12 Biggest St.Patrick’s Day Celebrations In America — So Find One And PARTY YOUR FACE OFF
St.Patrick escaped imprisonment by Irish raiders and became a slave to Gaelic Ireland. Once he returned to his home, he spent most of his time converting people into the Christian faith, mostly in Northern Ireland.
We celebrate St.Patrick’s Day every year on March 17th to honor the man’s death thousands of years ago.
But why do we celebrate by drinking and eating as much as we can during the Lenten season?
It is the one day during Lent where Christians are allowed to eat anything and drink anything they want without having it count against them in church. So naturally, since Christians are normally the biggest party people in the World, it has become a day to got sloshed and forget about your sorrows.
Since we all know you are not going to head home and study for that big test your dumb ass teacher decided to schedule on March 18th, we wanted to show you a list of all the biggest and baddest celebrations American’s put together.
12. Quad Cities
The Quad Cities St.Patrick’s Day parade is the only parade in the US that travels between two cities. It begins in Rock Island, IL before heading down the road, over the Mississippi River, and into Davenport, Iowa.
People line up along the route but then head into Davenport for the festivities. After spending a day out in the sun watching floats, isn’t it time for something to drink?
11. Tallahassee, FL
At the Northern most point of Florida lies Tallahassee, Florida, a college town where the women are tall and skinny rocking cowboy boots and the shortest jean shorts allowed by law. For the 7th year in a row, the Tallahassee Irish Society hosts one of the most epic St.Patrick’s Day festivals in the United States on March 12th. It lasts the entire day and features bag pipes, stepdancers, and grown ass men in kilts. Did we mention it takes place by a Lake? As if it needed even more reasons for women to show up in green bikini’s.
10. Jackson, MS
The people of Mississippi spend most of their time doing, well, who knows. But to be honest, it cannot be that impressive, right? Wrong!
The Hal Street St.Paddy’s Parade & Festival begins with a pet parade followed closely by a children’s parade and then the final parade where you just might catch enough food to cook cabbage stew all year long. But it is the festival that begins shortly after that brings out all the honey’s. Try not to forget the alcohol, you’re going to need it to keep up with these crazy uptight Mississippi party people looking for a reason to let loose.
9. Maryville, MO
When you hear about the World’s Shortest St.Patrick’s Day parade, the first place you probably think of is Maryville, Missouri, right?
This year marks the 21st time The Palms has put on this short parade. But don’t be fooled by the word short, that is not a reflection of the amount of people that show up. For a parade that is not even 100 feet long, it seems like the city is simply making an excuse to allow everyone to stand on the street and party.
8. San Francisco, CAEmbed from Getty Images
For 165 years, San Francisco has been hosting a giant party in downtown, to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day. This year, it happens at the Civic Center area and is expected to bring in thousands of tourists from all over the West Coast.
Expect to see a lot of green shirts and leprechaun hats this year.
7. Cleveland, OH
Isn’t it funny how some of the cities not known for partying are making the list? Cleveland, Ohio is another example of how St.Patrick’s Day is a reason for them to unleash all that pent up anger or aggression they hold onto all year long. Have you seen The Purge? Cleveland celebrates St.Patrick’s Day the same way people are allowed to murder and kill, it is only allowed one day a year.