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A St. Patrick's Day Party Preview 

Traditionally, St. Patrick's Day honors the Patron Saint of Ireland, and the spread of Christianity to the island. But the holiday is more broadly celebrated in America, where after a few Guinnesses, anyone can be Irish. For a holiday that recognizes the unique culture of Ireland, there certainly are a lot of American tropes thrown into the revelry. In case you can't remember your last few St. Patrick's Days, here's what to expect.
Joseph Schell
Perhaps because Mardi Gras has recently put people in the novelty necklace spirit, St. Patrick's Day often involves green plastic beads, as seen at the St. Patrick's Day parad
Aaron Thackeray
But one of the greatest traditions of all is green beers like at Lodo's Bar and Grill in Denver, Colorado.
Colin Young-Wolff
And what's the best way to drink green beer? Through green straw glasses at Casey's Irish Pub in Los Angeles.
Melissa Fossum
Non-sensical green t-shirts are also popular, as seen at McFadden's in Glendale, Arizona.
Ryan Wolf
Too many "Kiss Me I'm Irish" drink specials at Teakwood's Tavern and Grill in Phoenix, Arizona could lead to an Irish threesome.
Kholood Eid
Stereotypes aside, most Irish bars serve more than Guinness and offer a range of beers like the Market Pub House's selection in University City, Missouri, just outsi
Ryan Wolf
An Irish bar only becomes more authentic with gaelic typeface, like at The Dubliner irish Pub in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kate Levy
But on St. Patrick's Day, sometimes a Guinness is all you want, as this woman at Bender's Tavern in Denver, Colorado proves.
Crystal Rolfe
St. Patrick's Day in America isn't totally devoid of tradition. Young Irish step dancers show their pride on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri.
Crystal Rolfe
Some women at the parade in St. Louis, Missouri choose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a more contemporary way.
Jennifer Silverberg
And occasionally, an Irish bar will display a gross misunderstanding of Anglo-Irish relations, like at Dooley's Beef N Brew House in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Joseph Schell
Perhaps because Mardi Gras has recently put people in the novelty necklace spirit, St. Patrick's Day often involves green plastic beads, as seen at the St. Patrick's Day parad
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