When you get ready for work, school, or any other activity on St. Patrick’s Day, you always make sure you’re wearing green! You don’t want to get pinched!

And make sure you eat your corned beef and cabbage! Plus you can’t forget to drink as much as possible! All the things we need to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

What would you say if all these things are NOT Irish traditions? Yep! Leave it to us here in the United States to take a holiday from another country, and turn it into fun and party’s!

Where did the Green come from? If you look it up, St. Patrick was associated with the color blue and not green! So where did the green come from? In 1798, during the Irish rebellion, the clover became a symbol used to represent nationalism!

As far as foods go, Americans eat corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day, but in Ireland, they eat Lam, Ham, & Bacon! It’s believed we switched it to corned beef because it was more affordable!

And drinking for the holiday wasn’t a thing either. In fact the holiday was a non-drinking religious day in Ireland! It actually didn’t become a holiday until 1902 and Irish law prohibited pubs from even being open on March 17th. It wasn’t until later that they lifted that law. And let’s not get started on the green beer!

So if you’re celebrating today or down the road, know a lot of the traditions we do for St. Patrick’s Day did not come from Ireland.

We have more on this story and more in today’s edition of a Few Things We Think You Should Know!

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Is Las Vegas The Best City To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Since we live here, we just want to know if Las Vegas the best city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day . . . And it’s no surprises here that Boston took the top spot.

We think that was a no brainer considering the criteria. So, what does it take to rank high when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? That would include the number of Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to the lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick’s Day and also include the weather forecast.

Now according to WalletHub, they looked at major cities for all the assets mentioned above and came out with their list. The list includes 200 cities throughout the country that takes pride in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. However, there are some townships that made the Top 10 where you might think…really?

For example, the town of Naperville, Illinois comes in at #8! Naperville is a nice little town west of Chicago that takes pride in celebrating on March 17th. Their local parade attracts over 3000 participants and over 15,000 parade goers each year. Of course Naperville is filled with Irish pubs from one side of town to the other.

In the state of Nevada, Reno ranked the highest with with a score of 60.15. Our neighbors to the north came in at #6 on the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We think Carla Rea, from The Mike & Carla Morning Show, will testify to that. Great bars, small town feel and an awesome parade.

Following Reno on the list, if you look a little further down, you see the town of Henderson comes in at #11. It’s a three day party on Water St., but they do celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a week early. Not sure why, but they have a lot going on and spectacular parade.

So where does Las Vegas come in on this list? Believe it or not, we’re a little further down at # 26! We rank high on the weather chart, but not much after that keeping our score at 54.24. Las Vegas just doesn’t rate well with Irish traditions, cost, and safety & accessibility. At least we can keep trying right?

So what cities are the Top 5 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Scroll down further to see that list and take a couple of minutes to listen to a new cologne perfect for the day!

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    New York city is the largest city in the country, but when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it ranks at #5 on the list!

    St. Patrick's Day In New York City

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    Not sure how Pittsburgh showed up in the Top 5…great blue-collar type city, but when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, we have to think they must really blow it out. That’s maybe why it comes in at #4?

    Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Pittsburgn

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  • #3 CHICAGO

    It’s surprising that a city that literally dyes the river that runs through it GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day would come in at only #3! Considering the Irish pubs in this town and the Irish population…oh well!

    St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

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    The second city from the state of Pennsylvania to make it into the Top 5 of best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. There must be something going on in the “City of Brotherly Love” that we don’t know about!

    Philadelphia on St. Patrick's Day

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  • #1 BOSTON

    Again, no surprise here as mentioned in the article above…when it comes time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it’s Boston at the top of the list! Congrats and there ya go, the Top 5 Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

    St. Patrick's Day In Boston

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