The first day of March adds a fresh feeling when drizzling rain and moisture permeate the air, instead of the cold chill of winter. I found my bright green duck for luck, ready to sit out in the Spring rain showers. Afterwards, I was lucky enough to find "Where in Chicago?" can everyone celebrate the greening and dyeing of the Chicago River and ‘All the Ways" to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in the Windy City. The green duck is in luck!

In March, everyone is part of the Chi-Town and go green on March 11th to the South Side Irish Parade. One week later, on March 17, the Chicago River becomes an Emerald Isle green color at 9AM before the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Irish American Heritage Center welcomes people during the festivities for St. Paddy’s Day.

While I was growing up on the northwest side of Chicago, my Father used to shop at Centrella and the Edmunds Food Market for fresh cabbage, carrots, and potatoes for a boiled Irish corned beef brisket. Seafood, corned beef, Colcannon potatoes, and all the traditional Irish American food is served for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Everyone is Irish American for St. Patrick’s Day.