Off-the-Wall St. Patrick’s Day Traditions
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday with some unusual traditions. Looking for something unique to do to celebrate? Why not check out one of these quirky celebrations!
- The Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Hot Springs, Arkansas hosts a St. Patrick’s Day parade that lasts only 98 feet! The have the parade on Bridge Street, which is known as the shortest street in the world.
- Green River. For the last 40 years the Chicago River has been dyed green with an eco-friendly powdered vegetable dye.
- World’s Largest Shamrock. O’Neill, Nebraska has the world’s largest shamrock painted at the intersection of Route 281 and Highway 20. They host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration here, including a reading of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.
- New Dublin Leprechauns. Every year, members of the Shamrock Club in New London, Wisconsin dress up like leprechauns and change all highway signs to read “New Dublin” instead of “New London.”
It’s Almost Time to Spring Forward!
Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour forward before you go to bed on Saturday, March 7, 2015. (And don’t forget about the clock in your car!)
Spring Break Road Trip Safety Tips
- Make sure your spare tire has air. You don’t want to get a flat and then not have a spare to help you out.
- Pack jumper cables. With several people in the car, there’s a good chance someone will leave the lights on by accident and you’ll end up with a dead car battery.
- Take turns driving. Never drive while you are sleepy.
- Never let your gas tank get less than a quarter tank. If you get lost while you’re driving it’s important that you have enough fuel.Pack a paper map. If your phone dies or you lose GPS signal, this old-school map will come in handy.