These are all from 2010 but some may give you info about this year!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Michigan and events are happening all around the state. Wear some green today and enjoy some Irish fare in your hometown. If you know of any we missed or would like to add a related event, pub crawl, feast, party etc. please do so in the comments below. SlaintÃ©!
St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts: Beyond the Blarney – National Geographic News
St. Patrick’s Day marks the Roman Catholic feast day for Ireland’s patron saint, who died in the 5th century. St. Patrick (Patricius in Latin) was not born in Ireland, but in Britain.
Many myths surround St. Patrick. One of the best knownâ€”and most inaccurateâ€”is that Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland into the Irish Sea, where the serpents drowned. (Some still say that is why the sea is so rough.) But snakes have never been native to the Emerald Isle. The serpents were likely a metaphor for druidic religions, which steadily disappeared from Ireland in the centuries after St. Patrick planted the seeds of Christianity on the island.
In the United States, it’s customary to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. But in Ireland the color was long considered to be unlucky.
Detroit Saint Patrick’s Day Events
The best of the best St. Patty’s events in the Detroit area.
Flint Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Tuesday, March 17, 11am – 11 pm
Irish Dancing, Food and a whole lotta fun! Visit the website for more details about the celebration!
Bay City St Patricks Day Parade
Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
The parade starts at Center and Park Avenues and disbands at Center and Water Streets. Marching bands, pipe bands, and floats will march down the street led by the 2010 Parade Marshal, Mrs. Helen Salois.
Enjoy some scenes from St. Patrick’s Day Parade Detroit