St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Chicago

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Mar 17, 2015
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In the 1600s, the Catholic Church created St. Patrick’s Day to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Since its inception tens of decades ago, however, St. Paddy’s Day has become the world’s most celebrated secular... ... read more

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Chicago St. Patrick's Day Overview

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In the 1600s, the Catholic Church created St. Patrick’s Day to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Since its inception tens of decades ago, however, St. Paddy’s Day has become the world’s most celebrated secular holiday.

Chicago – which boasts a sizable and influential Irish-American community – does St. Patrick’s Day right by dyeing the Chicago River the perfect shade of Emerald Isle green. Chicago Irish (ChIrish) and Chicagoans of all ancestry pack downtown streets to get a glimpse of the festive floats, Irish dancers, bagpipe bands, and all the other marchers of the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The Second City is home to a plethora of other St. Patrick’s Day celebrations like Kegs and Eggs: The Grid St. Patty’s Party and Green Kegs and Hammered that offer rowdy, green-clad revelers an opportunity to wake up on the fun – and drunk – side of the bed. St. Patrick’s Day Chicago is an all-day party where adventurous individuals join pub crawls that visit authentic Windy City Irish pubs like The Galway Bar, Butch McGuire’s, and Corcoran’s Grill & Pub.

For families who would rather not crowd into a packed and boisterous pub, St. Patrick’s Day events like St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Navy Pier provide fun for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and the kids.

Outside of Ireland, Chicago is one of the best places to be on St. Patrick’s Day and offers an eclectic laundry list of events to prove it.

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St. Patrick's Day in Chicago Videos

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