Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States date back as early as the mid-eighteenth century. Every year, parades take the streets nationwide as locals follow in their emerald-colored clothing. Meanwhile, many head down to their neighborhood Irish pub to enjoy a cold and creamy Guinness, perhaps accompanied with some corned beef and cabbage. Orange County remains in tune with these recognized traditions, ready to demonstrate Irish pride. So in hopes of accurately honoring Irish heritage, we thought about doing some digging as to how these customs originated and have developed up to this day.