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Old 03-17-17, 09:19 AM
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Happy Evacuation Day aka St Pat's Day

Evacuation Day is a public holiday in Suffolk County (including Boston), Massachusetts, in the United States on March 17 each year. It celebrates the date when the British troops evacuated Boston during the American Revolutionary War.

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Old 03-17-17, 12:32 PM
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I was surprised to find that the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration outside of Ireland is in Charleston SC due to the large number of bars they have there.
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I was surprised to find that the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration outside of Ireland is in Savannah Ga due to the large number of bars they have there.
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Every year hundreds of thousands of people descend on Savannah for one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. Add in 70 degree weather and you have recipe for St. Paddy’s Day success.
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Old 03-17-17, 06:36 PM
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I read somewhere that the oldest continually running parade is in NYC, since 1762, 256 years of parades.

Locals know to not ride, if possible, any of the commuter railroads today, as the drunken and rowdy crowds make for a less then fun ride.
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Every year hundreds of thousands of people descend on Savannah for one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. Add in 70 degree weather and you have recipe for St. Paddy’s Day success.
Yep, I forgot just where we were then. It was a long time ago, and I was glad we were there when they were getting ready and not during the main event.
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Yep, I forgot just where we were then. It was a long time ago, and I was glad we were there when they were getting ready and not during the main event.
We Savannahians are touchy about Charleston trying to horn in on our turf.

We are far tackier than any other St. Pats celebration. Some examples from yesterday:







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Nice bike! Which one of the revelers are you? The guy in second picture?
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I read somewhere that the oldest continually running parade is in NYC, since 1762, 256 years of parades.

Locals know to not ride, if possible, any of the commuter railroads today, as the drunken and rowdy crowds make for a less then fun ride.
The South Boston St Pat's Day Parade started at 1:00 PM, and I took the 3:30 Commuter Rail, with my bike to work. It was pretty much as you describe, including a 45 minute layover in Dedham to wait for the EMS to unload a passed out passenger.

A fight broke out among some "revelers" who got off the train during the delay.

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