Vegas hosts the annual Henderson
Sons of Erin Saint Patrick's Day
Parade every year. Residents are
invited to the city’s Water Street
district starting Thursday to
celebrate the annual Southern Nevada
Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day
Parade and Festival. As the parade’s
grand marshal, the St. Baldrick’s
Foundation will lead the 100-strong
procession of floats, dance groups,
horses and marching bands along a
mile-long route on Water Street from
Ocean Avenue to Victory Road.
every year since 1991, March has
been proclaimed Irish-American
Heritage Month by the US Congress or
President due to the date of St.
Patrick's Day. Today, Saint
Patrick's Day is widely celebrated
in America by Irish and non-Irish
alike. It is one of the leading days
for consumption of alcohol in the
United States, and is typically one
of the busiest days of the year for
bars and restaurants. Many people,
regardless of ethnic background,
wear green clothing and items.
Traditionally, those who are caught
not wearing green are pinched
Seattle and other cities paint the
traffic stripe of their parade
routes green. Chicago dyes its river
green and has done so since 1962
when sewer workers used green dye to
check for sewer discharges and had
the idea to turn the river green for
Saint Patrick's Day. Originally 100
pounds of vegetable dye was used to
turn the river green for a whole
week but now only forty pounds of
dye is used and the colour only
lasts for several hours.
Indianapolis also dyes its main
canal green. Savannah dyes its
downtown city fountains green.
Missouri University of Science and
Technology - St Pat's Board Alumni
paint 12 city blocks kelly green
with mops before the annual parade.
In Jamestown, New York, the
Chadakoin River (a small tributary
that connects Conewango Creek with
its source at Chautauqua Lake) is
dyed green each year.