Today is Kathleen's , of the blog Cuisine Kathleen, 5th annual Saint Patrick Day blog crawl, and I wanted to share in the merriment!
I'm also linking this post to Alphabe Thursday for the letter "Q," Pink Saturday, and Seasonal Sunday. Thank you to all the blog hosts!
When I lived in Brooklyn, NY, I showed the famous Saint Patrick's Day Parade that takes place every year in Manhattan on my blog, but did you also know that near where I live now -- Denver, Colorado, has the largest Saint Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi River?
This year will be the fifty first annual parade, and will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013. You can read about the history of the parade on its official link.
I was fortunate to be in Denver, visiting my son and his family, a few years ago when the parade was held, and these photos are from that year. Over 200,000 people come out to see the parade each year and enjoy the fun!
Almost everyone wears a shade of green!
Many Irish heritage clubs and organizations march in the parade....
...and there are floats for popular Denver Irish pubs and restaurants.
Local businesses and....
... entertainment attractions are also represented in the parade.
There are many bagpipers...
...and performances of Irish step dancing.
Among the most colorful marchers in the parade were the clowns!
They were a big hit with the crowd!
Of course, this is the west, and the locale brings its own flavor to the parade.
...from reminders of the frontier...
..and early pioneers...
...to cowboys and ranchers.
Even the long horned cattle had a chance to march in the parade!
This is a short video from the 2012 parade.
The parade is a grand way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Denver, and I hope to be there again this year!
How do you celebrate the holiday?