Who was St. Patrick?
So, what about St. Patrick’s Day?
- The Shamrock: One of the main symbols of St. Patrick's Day, the shamrock, comes from the legend that St. Patrick taught the Irish about the Holy Trinity by creating a parable around the three-leafed shamrock. The shamrock was significant in pre-Christian Ireland as a symbol of rebirth and of the three major goddesses, Brigid, Eriu, and The Morrigan.
- Green: Speaking of shamrocks, another major theme around St. Patrick's Day is the color green. The original color associated with St. Patrick was actually blue. In fact, green was long considered to be unlucky: it was said to draw faeries, who would steal away people--especially children--who wore too much of it. Eventually, though, with the rise of the shamrock as a St. Patrick's symbol, green became the major color of St. Patrick and of Ireland in general.
- Snakes?: One of the major legends surrounding St. Patrick's Day is St. Patrick chasing the snakes out of Ireland. It's thought that the absence of snakes in Ireland led to this legend, but in fact, it's highly unlikely that snakes ever lived there in the first place. Still a fun story, though, if you're not super into reptiles.
- Guinness: Guinness is perhaps the most popular St. Patrick's drink. Actually, it turns out that Guinness is pretty popular all the time: it's estimated that on any given day, 5.5 million pints of Guinness are consumed around the world. On St. Patrick's day, however, that number more than doubles, topping the charts at an astounding 13 million pints worldwide.
St. Patrick's Day is one of the liveliest holidays of the year and the assortment of options can seem overwhelming. With so many parties around town, how could you possibly choose just one? Well, this is where we come in to save you. With barcrawls.com, you don't have to pick just one bar or party, you can enjoy all the top bars, getting your fill of green beer as you search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Below, Joonbug.com has rounded up a list of the best St. Patricks's Day Weekend Bar Crawls in the city of Philadelphia!
The Mugs 'N Hugs mini-bar crawl will help start off the St.Paddy's day madness on March 14th. The crawl begins at 5pm, at registration point ,Tavern on Broad, where you can register from 5pm-10pm. Once registered, you will be given your BarCrawls.com wristband, cup, map and more. Enjoy the best specials with no cover! This Mugs 'N Hugs mini-crawl acts as a pre-game for the festivities to come, so make sure you don't miss out. Buy your tickets here.
Are you "Boston Strong"? Support Boston Marathon charities while enjoying the Bruins game this Sunday! This Black and Gold for Blue and Yellow fundraising event is the best place to let your Boston pride flag fly.
Hosted by Lir, an Irish pub on Boylston St., the party is asking for a $20 donation at the door, which will buy attendees a 26.2 wristband, private viewing area (where you can watch the Boston Bruins duke it out with Florida Panthers), discount drink specials, and a raffle ticket. Of course, guests are also welcome to buy more raffle tickets or make cash donations throughout the day! Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Martin Richard Foundation and Massage Therapy Foundation.
Also stealing the spotlight for the night will be $1 Bud Light bottles and $2 You-Call-Its.
The audience will be the judge so make sure you head over to Mad River Thursday night to decide will be crowned the next best DJ in Philly!
What: DJ Battle Every Thursday at Mad River
When: Thursday, March 6th, 8pm
Happy Mardi Gras! Today might officially be Fat Tuesday, but Joonbug.com knows you want to celebrate all weekend long. This festival at Iron Bar & Lounge is the hottest place to get your mask and bead on in New York City. Featuring sexy party favors such as body paint, masks, costumes, and holding a contest for ladies with the most beads (winners get $1000), the night will make you wish it was Mardi Gras every week! Other unbeatable festivities include dance music and a masquerade runway show at midnight, with lingerie from designer Gigi Carnett.
Every Friday, DJ Jerzy brings the best beats to Sub 51, electrifying the night.
Known as Chicago's hottest DJ, DJ Jerzy is only at Sub 51 on Fridays and you don't want to miss what will be going down this Friday.
If you enjoy great music and an awesome venue. than you don't want to miss out on DJ Jerzy at Sub 51 spinning the hottest jams. Any Friday he's around you know the party just won't stop.
So make sure you stop at Hub 51 and make your way to the lower level to Sub 51 and get the party started!
When: Friday, March 7th, 9pm
Rendition is known as one of the best and most entertaining cover bands in Chicago. They have amazing energy and have played all over at events, weddings, concerts, festivals and more.
Get ready to have the time of your life this Friday when you get down and boogie with some of Rendition's renditions of your favorite songs.
What: Rendition at Social Twenty Five
When: Friday, March 7th, 10pm
Where: Social Twenty Five, 25 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL
Promoting their most recent album, Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon have been touring the U.S. on their 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour, and their next stop will be the United Center in Chicago.
Since the release of their album in September, Kings of Leon have been getting praised from critics and fans for their powerful and "most seasoned" album yet.
Tickets range from $29.50 - $65.50 and you can buy them here! Make sure you don't miss out on Kings of Leon in Chicago for one night only.
When: Saturday, March 8th, 8pm
What's better than live music and food? Not much! That's why you need to make your way over to Rockit Bar & Grill this Saturday or Sunday for brunch and live acoustic music by Eric Ortiz of Rendition!
There will be $5 mimosas, mojitos, and build- your-own bloody marys all day. Plus enjoy 1/2 off Veuve Clicquot mimosa kits.
So enjoy a relaxing weekend with live music, great food, drinks and company at Rockit Bar & Grill!
When: Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th, 10:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St., Chicago, IL