So – just like many cities, towns or villages in Ireland – America loves a giant parade for St. Patrick’s day. If the hope is to see a true appreciation for Irish heritage, Chicago is one of the places to be. They even go as far to dye their river green with 45 pounds of dye in preparation for the big day, which they have been doing since 1962. Alongside Chicago, Boston and New York city are well known for their Irish roots and offers its residents and visitors great parades.
Sober October originally started as a fundraising opportunity, but its main purpose has now grown to mean much more to it’s participants.