Irish Traditions, Green Rivers and Leprechauns
Photo by Flipped Out.
Yes my favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s Day, okay I am Irish but how could you not just love this event. I remember back to when I was a little girl, marching in the parade, watching Irish step dancing, listening to the bagpipes and my mother singing. It was and is a day of family, fun, tradition and culture for all ages and backgrounds.
Some Irish traditions only occur in our fine city of Chicago where they turn the river a perfect shade of green. Other cities have tried to copy this but have not been successful. This awesome traditon starts off with an orange dye and if viewing it you see the river turn orange. Then after a glorious moment or two you then see the true magical green color appear. That is where we believe the leprechaun comes in. Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, I will be sure to be in all green attire that day at work. What will you do that day or what tradition would you like to start?