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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This evening, we will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with some close friends, enjoying a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage.  And most certainly, a few cups of coffee with some Bailey's Irish Cream will bring an evening of lively conversation to a close. It seems those of Irish descent love to laugh, joke, and be a part of any fun-filled gathering, so celebrating with food and revelry seems to be the order of the day everywhere. Tomorrow, one such celebration will occur in Mississippi, a state with a deep-rooted though not widely talked about Irish heritage, when the masses converge in downtown Jackson, Mississippi for an annual event known as Mal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival.  Grand Marshals for the parade, now in its 29th year, will be members of the Mississippi Blues Commission, and marching groups will include those with names such as Krewe of Kazoo, the O'Tux Society, and the Green Ladies. For more about the event, read this article in The Clarion-Ledger.

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