It may be hard to find any shamrocks under all this snow, but at least green and white make a great color combo (we think so anyway) - especially when you could win it for free!
Did you know: Saint Patrick's Day celebrates Ireland's patron saint on March 17th every year, beginning back in the 1600's. Legend has it that Saint Patrick was the leading missionary to Ireland in the 5th century and drove all the snakes (representing evil) off the island. Today, along with being a religious holiday for some, St. Paddy's Day celebrates Irish culture and heritage for all. On St. Patrick's Day, Ireland is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other country that is celebrated by a holiday! Actually, many of the traditions we are familiar with were started by Irish immigrants living in other countries (that's why so many places celebrate it) and made their way back to the Emerald Isle later on. Here in the States, we started the tradition of having parades on this holiday in 1737 to honor Irish soldiers and veterans.
Whether you have Irish roots or not, St. Patrick's Day is a great chance for our community to connect and celebrate! There are lots of events happening, so check out the lineup and pick your favorite! Not surprisingly, our Sherman neighbors All Things Irish are going all-out on their favorite day of the year with plenty of things to do. On Saturday, March 2nd, make sure to stop by their shop to sample some traditional goodies at their Soda Bread and Scones contest. Admission is free, so vote for your favorites and browse their authentic Irish goods. Then, strut your stuff or just take in the tartan view at the All Things Irish "Best Legs in a Kilt" contest on March 9th! Bring your own kilt or get one at their shop for a rather fashionable Saturday evening. Contact All Things Irish for more details! They also have a handy event calendar on their Facebook page for a quick look at the details on all these fun events!
Photos courtesy of All Things Irish
The St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sherman Ave. is a fun time for the whole family! On Saturday, March 16th at 4pm, you'll be sure to hear some bagpipes, see the kilts, and enjoy the cultural pride along with the classic parade favorites like fire trucks and marching bands. If it's still chilly outside by then, warm up by grabbing dinner at one of the many local eateries right downtown afterward. Make sure to ask about St. Paddy's Day specials! For the adults, get your toes tappin' at the Coeur d'Alene Rotary's "Coeur d'Irish" party that Saturday evening at the Resort for live music (more bagpipes, of course!), dancers, Irish food and green beer! Get your tickets here.
Check out this quick video of last year's St. Patrick's Day parade:
Photo courtesy of All Things Irish
Don't get caught without your green! Luckily, we can help you in that department. We have all kinds of green gear this year to celebrate both St. Paddy's and your local pride. We even have green stickers!...So your car and your laptop don't get pinched too...you've gotta cover all your bases. Order online soon to get it by the 17th, or stop by the shop to choose from lots of different shades and designs!
But, it certainly doesn't hurt to try your luck in another giveaway! Watch our St. Patrick's Day Giveaway video on Facebook and Instagram and tell us in the comments what you plan to do for the holiday to be entered to win our CDA Fine Line Logo tee in green! The winner will be announced on March 6th, so get on it!
As you well know, we love taking any opportunity to come together as a community. On March 16th and 17th, wear your green and come party with us and many other local businesses as we celebrate the fascinating and rich heritage of the Irish!
Photo courtesy of All Things Irish