When it comes to finding the perfect activity for St. Patrick’s Day, we know there is nothing that beats hitting the Las Vegas strip – and the strip clubs! If you are looking for some St. Patty’s Day shenanigans, it’s time to give the professionals at Party N Las Vegas a call – we can take care of the rest. Want to know what to do during the day before your night out? Check out some of the history behind St. Patrick’s Day, as well as some of our favorite traditions.
Who was St. Patrick?
Believe it or not, St. Patrick wasn’t actually from Ireland! He was a nobleman born in Britain around 400 AD and was kidnapped by Irish pirates when he was 16. Even though he was born into a religious family, he was a known atheist. While he was enslaved, he rediscovered his faith. After 17 years in captivity, he escaped Ireland and sailed home – only to return as a missionary shortly thereafter. March 17th is thought to be the date of St. Patrick’s death.
The Chicago River
If you’re not from Chicago or have never been during St. Patrick’s Day, one of the most beloved traditions is dyeing the Chicago River green. Only the Butler and the Rowan family clans perform the ritual, and they have done so for over 50 years. Each year, they shake an orange powder into the water from a sifter, and the entire river stays green for about five hours.
One of the most popular traditions in the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is the parades that spring up all over the country. Even though this day began as a religious holiday, the United States first began their celebrations with banquets at elite clubs in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, and Savannah. After New York City threw a parade in 1762, parades became quite common across the country as a way to show how many Irish Americans there truly were.
Oh yes, this Irish stout is the drink of the people on St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness reports that about 600,000 pints of this beer is sold daily in America, but on St. Patrick’s Day, that number shoots up to about 3 million pints. If you are planning on chugging Guinness all day long while you ride in our limousine, feel free! For the perfect pour: tip the glass to about 45 degrees and allow the beer to fill up about three-quarters of the way. From there, let the beer settle and top it off.
These little men in green suits start popping up everywhere about St. Patty’s Day, and they come straight from Irish folklore. The earliest mention of a leprechaun comes from the word luchorpán, which means “little body.” The term was used to describe water spirits. However, the origin of the leprechaun may also come from the Irish god, Lugh, whose Welch version is known as one of the “Three Golden Shoemakers.” The third possible origin? A tricky Irish fairy who likes to drink and prank people named Cluricaune.
The Strip Club
Okay, we added this one ourselves, but we don’t think anything can beat having that lucky feeling on St. Patrick’s Day, climbing out of a limousine in Las Vegas, and walking into some of the best strip clubs in the world. If you are interested in an incredible night filled with beautiful women, delicious drinks, and upscale entertainment, be sure to contact Party N Las Vegas today to learn more! We can’t wait to show you what a night partying in Las Vegas really looks like, so call now!