Everybody’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day
Â By Sally Deering
Saint Patrickâ€™s Day is a celebration of Irelandâ€™s rich culture, a nod to its heritage and a deep reverence for an Irish missionary who loved his country and became Irelandâ€™s Patron Saint in the 7th Century.Â Fast forward 14 centuries to 2011. Parade and party revelers are preparing for March 17th, shopping for shamrock-speckled ties, pointy Leprechaun hats and green lipstick while bars everywhere are stocking brewskies for those who regard St. Paddyâ€™s Day as the perfect excuse to get hammered, plastered, clobbered, blotto, juiced, loaded and obliterated. You donâ€™t have to be Irish to get jiggy at your local watering hole; everybodyâ€™s Irish on St. Paddyâ€™s Day.
But is that the only way to celebrate the Emerald Isle?
Not here in Hudson. Towns like Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne which mirror New York City on New Jerseyâ€™s waterfront join the Big Apple and other cities with celebratory parades, corned beef and cabbage dinners and other â€˜greenâ€™ events in honor of Irelandâ€™s beloved St. Patrick and the country that brought James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Sean Oâ€™Casey, WB Yates, Spencer Tracy, Liam Neeson, Maureen Oâ€™Hara and the Celtic Women, into our lives.Â Â Continue reading Hudson County Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Parades and Parties