DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
Are you looking for things to do and places to go for St. Patricks Day in Dallas? This holiday has a rich history that dates back more than a thousand years. Once someone understands the origins of St. Patricks Day a little better, he or she will appreciate the St. Patricks Day parade in Dallas much more, not to mention the festive Irish food that is readily available at Humperdinks Restaurant and Brewery before, during, and after the parade.
Here’s a look at the holiday’s history, information about the Dallas St. Patricks Day parade, and some menu items from Humperdinks that are available throughout March.
St. Patricks Day History
Saint Patrick lived in the fifth century and was the patron saint of Ireland. He earned this title because he is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. St. Patricks Day is celebrated on March 17 each year as a day of feasting to honor the anniversary of the patron saint’s death, believed to be on March 17, 461. Traditionally, Irish families attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon, eating customary meals of Irish bacon and cabbage.
Even though St. Patricks Day is an Irish holiday, the first St. Patricks Day parade actually took place in the United States in 1762. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched down the streets of New York to reconnect with their Irish roots.
St. Patricks Day parade in Dallas
The Greenville Avenue St. Patricks Day Parade attracts thousands of visitors every year for over 30 years. The event has taken place for the past three decades and is hailed as “Dallas’s version of Mardi Gras.” A crowd gathers along the 2-mile route to enjoy their St. Patricks Day in Dallas, viewing outrageous floats, enjoying bright costumes, and listening to energetic music. The parade starts at 10 a.m.
Visit Humperdinks for a St. Patricks Day Meal
Humperdinks is having an Irish Celebration throughout the entire month of March! Their Greenville location is the perfect place to grab a bite after watching the fantastic parade. Humperdinks’ Irish menu is bursting with authentic, flavorful Irish dishes to help complete the festive St. Patricks Day in Dallas.
The Irish menu is comprised of Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Lamb Stew, and the Irish Burger. Patrons can also enjoy special pricing on micro beers, including the McMurray Irish Stout, Black & Tans, Irish Car Bombs, and even green beer to commemorate St. Patricks Day in Dallas! Patrons can also celebrate with shots such as Tuaca, Jager, El Jimador, and JD Honey, all specially priced for the holiday.
Enjoy a festive dinner at the Greenville Humperdinks location on Saturday, March 17, 2012, to complete the festivities of St. Patricks Day in Dallas!