There's a semi annual tradition in my house for St. Patrick's Day- dress up like a crazy person and head downtown to hit the bars before most people roll out of bed. I am 50% Irish (my grandparents came here in the late 40's - grandma is still an Irish citizen), so I feel obligated to celebrate this holiday with my closest friends and thousands of strangers every year.
As a general rule, I don't drink that much (a drink or two here or there), I don't like crowds, and I don't like drunk people, but there's something magical about St. Patty's Day. It brings people of all ethnic backgrounds together to celebrate. And it brings a whole heck of a lot of people to downtown Cleveland.
I support local businesses as much as I can, and I really like seeing SO many people in downtown Cleveland on St. Patrick's Day. I'm sure if you work in a restaurant or bar downtown, you might not agree with me, but if you're an owner, I bet you appreciate the business. I didn't even have one drop of alcohol last year and still managed to have a great time. (the people watching alone is worth the Rapid ride)
Every year I buy myself a new shirt to wear on St. Patty's Day, and this year I will be proudly sporting a shirt from C.L.E. Clothing Co. When I saw this shirt, I just had to have it.
|C.L.E. Clothing Co. shirt and swag|
This completely goes against the strategy I've used in past years - trying to find a unique shirt to wear out, but...I'm excited to represent the CLE and Ohio this St. Patty's Day. I hope to see this shirt on dozens of people downtown!
How will you be celebrating St.Patrick's Day?