St. Patrick's Day
Houston wears Green! Preparing for St. Patrick's Day.

Adapting is a characteristic that helps people become more social, and therefore this enriches the way of life of the related individuals, cultural diversity is also a factor that enrich individual and specific cultures. Anticipating the incoming celebrations, we gaze upon the St. Patrick's day, taking place this Saturday 17Th prepare for one of the most joyful celebrations for young adults and adults themselves. Everyone knows Houstonians love a good party. There is no better place to celebrate St Patrick's Day than Downtown. There is already a parade which is celebrating its 59Th. Plus, so many bars are in walking distance. It's the MOST walkable neighborhood! keep reading to know more about this celebration and how to take part of it.

Worldwide Irish Tradition

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a cultural a religious celebration held in march 17Th to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland by the hands of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of the island. There are also formal gatherings such as banquets and dances, although these were more common in the past. The participants generally include marching bands, the military, fire brigades, cultural organizations, charitable organizations, voluntary associations, youth groups, fraternities, and so on. However, over time, many of the parades have become more akin to a carnival. The St Patrick's Day custom of "drowning the shamrock" or "wetting the shamrock" was historically popular, especially in Ireland. At the end of the celebrations, a shamrock is put into the bottom of a cup, which is then filled with whiskey, beer, or cider. It is then drunk as a toast to St Patrick, Ireland, or those present.

Irish Culture Parade

Today's St Patrick's Day celebrations have been greatly influenced by those that developed among the Irish diaspora, Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, Irish traditional music sessions, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks (a three-leaved plant, that used St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish) and copious consumption of alcohol. The holiday has been celebrated in North America since the late 18Th century. while not a legal holiday in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture. The 59Th annual Parade starts at the Clock Tower at MinuteMaid Park on Texas and goes west-bound.

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day

Eating and Drinking Restrictions

St. Patrick's Day

During the days that the celebration takes place all the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day because of this, drinking alcohol – particularly Irish whiskey, beer, or cider – has become an integral part of the celebrations. this outshines the attention of young adult and adults, after all, adult individuals have this need in their DNA to enjoy life and to do what they please. and since this is a celebration focused on the Irish culture, from native Irish recipes and artisan beer, pubs, bars and cafes tend to take advantage of this celebrations to offer special promotions to attract enthusiasts of this worldwide celebration.

Adopting the Irish Culture

St. Patrick's Day

Multicultural enrichment is good for everyone, and being able to take part of different culture it’s always a way to improve mentally and spiritually. worldwide we celebrate different holidays that originally came from other cultures, but is this adoption of other cultures which makes us growth as a more social and interactive community. some unique culture characteristics of the Irish culture are the use of green wears, be then clothes or accessories, drinking & sports enthusiasm, cultural dances and traditional music, some even goes to the extreme of speaking Irish language as a traditional celebration method.

St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018 at Downtown

St. Patrick's Day

94.5 The Buzz, Lucky's Pub, and AWE Productions are proud to announce St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018. This year's festival will be even bigger and better than last year; we are closing down the streets to have the largest St. Patrick's Day Party around! it will feat; Over 100,000 sq. ft. of party space, 94.5 The Buzz broadcasting live all day, 3 Stages, Tons of Live Music, Green Beer, Leprechauns, Bagpipers and more GREEN BEER!.

Griff's St. Patrick's Festival

St. Patrick's Day

Based in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, just five minutes southwest of downtown, is the city’s oldest Irish sports bar, Griff's (it opened in 1965). Each year, the bar hosts Griff's St. Patrick's Festival, a celebration spanning several days and featuring a variety of events. The festival typically kicks off early in the month with the annual Greater Houston Irish Open Golf Tournament at the Wildcat Golf Course. The following days are filled with competitions such as a cornhole tournament, Irish cooking contests, a beauty pageant and beer games. On St. Patrick’s Day, the bar hosts a series of live bands throughout the day.

Pub Crawling on St. Patrick's Day in Houston

St. Patrick's Day

PubCrawls.com is an online company that works with neighborhood bars to organize pub crawls - evening events where groups move from bar to bar, sampling adult beverages along the way. The company stages the St. Paddy’s PubCrawl with participating bars in Houston’s trendy Midtown region. The event takes place during the course of a few days, including the evening of St. Patrick’s Day. Participants pay for wristbands that provide free admission to eligible bars, access to drink specials, a map and a commemorative glass. All attendees must be age 21 or older. Tickets are available for single or multiday use.

Now you know a little more about this annual culture celebration, why not take part in it? here in Houston we love celebrations and social events, our community thrives with new experiences and every culture celebration it can be part of, and the more people that wants to take part of it, the bigger and richer will be upcoming celebrations.

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