The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day dates back over a thousand years. For centuries, the Irish have observed March 17th as a religious holiday where families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.
While the celebration of this holiday may have originated in Ireland, did you know that the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States? Irish soldiers serving in the British military marched through New York City on March 17th, 1762. From that point forward, Irish patriotism among American immigrants flourished so much that the parade which takes place in New York each year is not only the world’s oldest civilian parade, but it is also the largest in the United States with over 150,000 participants.
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds across the US, including here in Highlands, NC. The Old Edward’s Inn and Spa has planned events that will help you get into the spirit and make your St. Patrick’s celebration last through the weekend:
• Special Irish Cocktails and Beers will be served in Hummingbird Lounge and Madison’s
• The Hummingbird Lounge will feature Steve Wohlrab live on Friday and Saturday from 8 pm
• Special Irish Dishes in will be featured in Madison’s throughout the weekend.
Guests of Old Edwards will enjoy:
• An authentic Irish Whiskey Tasting Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 4pm to 5pm in the Hummingbird Lounge
• Irish Coffee Making Experience on Saturday, March 19
A Pot O’ Gold—including an overnight stay at Old Edwards—awaits the winner.
• Complimentary Irish Hors D’oeuvres in the Hummingbird Lounge Friday and Saturday evening from 6 pm to 7 pm
• Complimentary Irish “after party” hors d’oeuvres in the Hummingbird Lounge Friday and Saturday evening from 10 pm to 11 pm
• Special turndown amenities throughout the weekend
Come to Highlands NC and make this St. Patrick’s Day one to remember….and don’t forget your green!
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