If there's one holiday that can unite a nation, it's St. Paddy's Day. Though the most culturally inspired celebration, whether French, Australian, Canadian or American, on one day in March, we all can proclaim ourselves "Irish for a day." While there are too many Guinness-guzzling celebrations and green-speckled parade routes to list, we've highlighted the biggest and most anticipated festivals and events around the world. Discover how the Italians honor the patron saint, how Denmark uses themed competition to support charity and how 150,000 New York City residents march in style up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. Additionally, for the best references and resources we've found, or to locate a celebration or pub in your area, see our list of links below.
Chicago, Illinois: Dyeing the River Green
Chicago is famous for dyeing the Chicago River green on the day of the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Saturday before the holiday (unless the holiday itself falls on a Saturday). The