The Irish Channel parade was FOUR WHOLE DAYS after Mardi Gras this year, which happens from time to time. I almost didn't go since I was feeling all paraded-out, but I figured y'all would want pics. I'm glad I went, because I had a blast!
For those of you who don't know about the Irish Channel Parade (which is pretty much everyone not from Louisiana), it combines the fun of Mardi Gras floats and throws with walking clubs trading flowers for kisses. Plus, people throw cabbages and potatoes and carrots—though this year it was like a potato famine, there were none to be found! Maybe they outlawed throwing potatoes, like coconuts, they can do some serious damage! The usual throws like beads and cups were green and shamrocked, of course.
And plenty of cabbage!
I won the prize for awesomest throw (my friend Stacy and me):
He was also selling corned beef sandwiches, which was good because the leftover corned beef went great with all that cabbage!
Hope you've got the luck of the Irish with you today! I've only got a little Irish heritage. I'm mostly Scottish, and as any Scot can tell you, Scottish luck is the exact opposite of Irish luck. ;)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!