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Get Out Your Shamrocks and Green Clothes: St. Patrick's Day Parades 2014

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March 17th is St. Patrick's Day this year and everyone all over the Island seems have started to begin celebrations. Check out the St. Patrick's Day parades starting up with weekend and the weeks to ...

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Saint Patrick's Day or St. Patty's Day, no matter what you may call it will be taking place this year on March 17th. In honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, many celebrate with food and drink fo this day. Even if you are not Irish, it seems everyone feels a connection and enjoys the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

A lot of traditions are associated with St. Patrick's day. Shamrocks are very common because St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. In addition, it it believed to be good luck if you find a four-leaf clover. The color green again is connected to the shamrock; however, originally St. Patrick was associated with the color blue. 

What do leprechauns have to do with St. Patrick's Day? Interesting back story to leprechauns: although there is almost no connection to St. Patrick, there is a connection of the leprechauns to Irish folklore. What ultimately connects these figures is Ireland. 

So, whether you are Irish or not, check out the parades going on in many local towns for this St. Patrick's Day!

Which parade do you like to go to?
Will you try to go to more than one parade this year? Tell us in the comments below!