|Anti-Irish propaganda from the 19th Century|
Our second bastardized holiday this month is St. Patrick's Day.
The day is supposed to be in honor of St. Patrick, commonly seen as the patron saint of Ireland, but has evolved into an alcohol soaked bacchanalia.
Bars and restaurants around the US see a marked increase in activity during the celebration.
Cities around the US pull out all the stops for the holiday, including dyeing the Chicago River green.
Here on the prairie, there will be an early parade followed by inebriation.
Our playlist this week includes many older tunes along with selections from many great Irish (or Irish related) bands.