St. Patrick’s Day is a big day around here, on both sides of the river. In Northeast Missouri, we have the annual festivities in the Clark County hamlet of St. Patrick, the only municipality by that name in the world. In Illinois, Quincy has its big annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Those are only two events that come to mind. And when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday … well, Rodney Hart says it best: “It’s gonna be HUGE.”
This may sound like it came from the Department of Duh, but there’s a certain element of rowdiness to the assorted revelry on St. Patrick’s Day. The organizers of Irish road bowling in St. Patrick, for example, aren’t inviting people to bring rolling coolers just so they’ll have something to sit on between turns. There’s a reason there are so many Irish pubs in the world, and why they’ll be so crowded Saturday.
The infographic I received by email this morning reminds us to revel responsibly on Saturday. Be safe, folks!