Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Chabeli Sanchez

Every St. Patrick’s Day someone is bound to see or be wearing one of those cute little shirts that say “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” but are they really Irish? Most of the time, no, they’re not, but on St. Patrick’s Day everyone has a hint of green.

St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the patron St. Ireland. St. Patrick was born in Wales; he studied religion to become a priest, and then went to Ireland to teach people about God.

Both Christians and non- Christians celebrate this holiday by wearing green and even orange, eating Irish food/ and or green food, attending parades, and drinking the infamous Guinness beer.

There are many stories about St. Patrick, some true, and many not true at all. One famous legend is that St. Patrick himself drove the snakes out of Ireland. Now, this is not true, and if you ask the Irish, they will tell you that there is not one single snake in the entire country of Ireland.

So what will you be doing on St. Patrick’s Day? Still aren’t sure?

Here is something that just might tickle your fancy.

The City of Los Angeles has a
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pershing Square Celebration.

All the Gaelic entertainment will take place at West Fifth Street and Olive Street in Los Angeles.

The festivities include an Irish band playing at Pershing Square throughout the day, and when the parade finally reaches Olvera Street there will be speeches by dignitaries, live music, and dancing.

Now, the real question: what will you be doing St. Patrick’s night? If you are looking for a night filled with loads of corned beef and cabbage and of course the always delicious and refreshing green beer, then look no further. Here are a few pubs that will show you a great time, the good ole’ Irish way.

Molly Malone’s
575 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles
(323) 935-1577
This is in the heart of the Miracle Mile district. The exterior of green and white checkerboard screams out “Go Ireland!”

Tom Bergin’s Tavern
840 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles
(323) 936-7151
Open since 1936, have traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage and reasonable happy hour.

Ireland’s 32
13727 Burbank Blvd.
Van Nuys
(818) 785-4031
Authentic Irish Pub in the Valley.

McMurphy’s Tavern
72 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena
(626) 666-1445
Local hot spot with great happy hour and live music.
Unfortunately this year the blessed event will occur on Monday, yes folks, a Monday. This means that a good chunk of the student body will be arriving Tuesday morning with wristbands and stamps still on from the pub crawl the night before. Teachers, get ready!

Remember this old Irish saying, there are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.

So, have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, make it a memorable night, please be safe and don’t drink and drive.