As the world turns green in anticipation of Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s clear that this beloved holiday is more than just a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. People of all backgrounds come together to celebrate the food, drinks, and luck that are the hallmarks of Irish culture. Whether you’re toasting with a pint of Guinness or searching for a four-leaf clover, there’s no denying that on this day, everyone’s a little bit Irish.
Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity to the country in the fifth century. According to legend, Patrick was born in Britain but was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was just sixteen years old.
During his captivity, he found solace in Christianity and eventually escaped and made his way back to Britain. After studying to become a priest, he returned to Ireland as a missionary and spent the rest of his life teaching his beliefs.
The world honors Saint Patrick on March 17, the date of his passing in 461. In 2023, this holiday is widely recognized with parades, parties, and other events to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.
To mark this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, Lenawee County is coming together to organize a range of events, from mouth-watering dinner and drink specials to festive fun runs.
Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill is eager to provide a special St. Patrick’s Day offer to their valued customers on Friday, March 17. Typically recognized for their delicious pizzas, they are currently featuring Corn Beef, Turkey Reuben baskets, and Fish and Chips. Consider pairing it with their domestic draft beers or green beer, if you are of legal drinking age.
Exercise can counterbalance large amounts of caloric intake. In Tecumseh, Mich. the fourth Annual Top O’ The Mornin’ 5K Fun Run will be taking place. The proceeds from this event will directly support the Greater Lenawee Chamber of Commerce. Walk, run, or stroll, but register by Friday to earn a spot for Saturday, March 18. The race begins at 9:30 a.m.
Celebrations in the United States extend beyond Adrian, with cities like Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Savannah hosting parades that attract between ten thousand to twenty thousand participants each. Aside from their parade, Boston is known for dying their river green for the day.
No matter where you are on St. Patrick’s Day, join in the festivities to honor this tradition and wear green to show your support for the holiday.