What’s Your Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Tradition?

You don’t have to be Irish to partake in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  There are many ways to enjoy this holiday – whether it’s dressing in green, watching a parade, or indulging in a pint of green beer.  Some people might even have a favorite tradition.  As a child, I would get so excited to wake up on St. Patrick’s day to find that the gallon of milk in the refrigerator was green!  Though it was a simple tradition my mom started, it made the day magical for me.

This year, Syracuse will hold its 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17th beginning at noon.  The parade will begin at South Salina Street and Clinton Square, and end at the intersection with Onondaga Street.  This year’s theme is “Irish Roots in Ireland – Irish Spirits in Syracuse”.  After viewing the parade, warm up and take the kids to see The Balloon Guy between 1-4 PM at the Central Library.  They can twist their own balloon animal with a true balloon specialist!

In addition to the festivities, you will have the chance to donate food to the Hunger Project.  Donation areas will be set up at the parade, so bring your non-perishable canned goods and help provide meals for hungry families right here in Syracuse.

What’s your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you have a tradition or memory you can share?  

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Tradition?

  1. Today I am making Green Ice Cream…with a touch of Creme de Menthe or just a drop of food coloring for the younger crowd. Then it’s on to corned beef & cabbage. The Irish spirit in CNY is alive and well! We’re all a little Irish today. I’m trying to make our ancestors from County Cork proud!

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