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As a South Carolina native, I was surprised to learn about this South Carolina City’s ranking when it comes to St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Most people in this region are very familiar with Savannah’s huge St Paddy’s Party. According to WalletHub.com, Columbia South Carolina makes the list of one of the best for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. This South Carolina city named one of the best for St Patrick’s Day Celebration.
Another interesting fact I learned from the WalletHub.com, article was that St Patrick’s Day was originally a Feast Day in Ireland. US Colonies were credited with bringing about the “party” theme to the celebration. The criteria used to establish rankings were St Patrick’s Day traditions, costs, safety, weather, and accessibility.
As you review the list, you will discover that several North Carolina cities were ranked higher than Columbia. This is great for those residing in the two Carolina’s, when it comes to choices for celebrating St Paddy’s Day. So gear up for this weekend and remember be safe, and leftover corn beef and cabbage are a good hangover relief.
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10 Places In Charlotte Area To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day happens to fall on Friday this year. So, if you feel so inclined you can actually celebrate the whole weekend. And, goodness knows there’s plenty of places in and around the Charlotte area to commemorate the day. Don’t worry if you missed the parade. Just about every restaurant and bar in the Queen City and beyond hosts some sort of pub crawl. And, good news if you seek something that doesn’t necessarily involve alcohol. I found a couple of other fun activities the whole family can enjoy. And, those are included in my list of 10 places in Charlotte to celebrate.
Now, in searching some history of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations I found some interesting traditions. I’ll preface this by saying this information came from a Google search of Wikipedia. Therefore, take its accuracy for what it’s worth. But, it’s fun regardless. Have you heard of the “drowning of the Shamrock?” Apparently, legend has it that when a celebration concludes the Irish put a shamrock in the bottom of a cup. Then, they fill it with whiskey. They follow up with a toast to St. Patrick, Ireland or whomever they wish. Now, they either swallow the shamrock or remove it and toss it over the shoulder for luck. This sounds similar to the way we toss salt over our shoulder for luck. And, if you wonder how the day became associated with drinking there’s apparently a reason for that. Historically, the day went hand in hand with the lifting of “Lenten” restrictions on eating and drinking, at least for one day. So, wear your green, grab your shamrocks and make plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all across Charlotte and beyond.