5 Things You Need to Know Today: St. Patrick's Day
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- Did you know this is Major's 37th St. Patrick's Day in Salem? Now that's tradition. In case you haven't made any plans, be sure to check out some picks from Contributor William Legault. Maybe you're far away and won't have a chance to get to the Witch City. Here's a glimpse at some of the festive decor in case you can't make it.
- Interested in sharing your St. Patty's Day celebration photos with other Salemites? Upload your photos to our photo gallery or add them to our Facebook page. We'd love too see how you celebrate.
- In the late 1800s, the Derby Street area was known as little Dublin. This was before the post 1900 influx of Polish immigrants to the area. Thanks for the history lesson, Bald Bil.
- Did you know St. Patrick's Day stems all the way back to the 13 colonies before we were a nation of 50 states? That's right. Members of the Charitable Irish Society of Boston put together the celebration in honor of their homeland. The first parade for St. Patty's Day was in New York in 1762.
- Looking for some St. Patrick's Day's food specials to celebrate your heritage? Here is a snapshot of special selections from Capt's — Corned Beef Sandwich or Corned Beef Reuben served with a pint of Guinness - $10. Be sure to tune in to Patch Picks at 3 p.m. for more St. Patty's Day selections and more tasty tidbits in honor of St. Patty.
To find out what else is happening today in Salem, check out our events calendar.