Well it’s Saint Patrick’s Day here in Orangeville and today is when most of the celebration is in the bars…LOL But it’s really an annual feast day that celebrates the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on 17 of March.
Legend has it that St. Patrick became the patron saint of Ireland for, among other things, raising the dead and driving snakes out of Ireland. In the United States, drinking has been the way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since it originally began. The excuse for drinking came from a rumor that Saint Patrick brought the art of distillery to Ireland.
The shamrock became a symbol of the celebration because it is said that the Saint used it to explain the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Ghost or Spirit) as he converted the Irish to Christianity.
Saint Partick’s day is celebrated in many places in the world and here in Canada it’s not different. There is a usually some type of Saint Patrick’s Day celebration at any of the local bars where Canadians hang out so today if your around Orangeville your going to have lots of different locations to check out but for day 299 of 365 it’s all about Fionn MacCools.
Orangeville Ontario has an authentic Irish bar, complete with a unique beer selection, hand crafted cocktails and premium whiskeys, and a menu bursting with Irish favourites, Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville is readying for a traditional and raucous St. Patrick’s Day celebration. While green noisemakers, necklaces and hats are sure to make anyone smile, Fionn MacCool’s is planning a traditional St. Patrick’s Day party that is guaranteed to attract Dufferin County’s most enthusiastic St. Patrick’s Day partiers. I have a few clients that I think will be attending 😉
Live entertainment is the mainstay of a genuine Irish party, and today it will playing all day and all night long. Traditional Irish fare, combined with Irish dancers and pipers and an assortment of giveaways are guaranteed to make Fionn MacCool’s the place to go for St. Patrick’s Day.
Since the party is always far too big to fit indoors, a party tent will be set up in the parking lot with live music, lights, heaters and food and drink service.
All this fun starts today Saturday Mar 17 2012, 11-1am. Fionn MacCool’s is located at 75 Fourth Ave in Orangeville and can be reached at 519-940-3083