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Celebrate the green

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 — Soon large amounts of people will be donning green attire, drinking beer and consuming corned beef and cabbage.

St. Patrick’s Day will be here Monday, March 17, and various organizations in Lassen County are hosting events for the festive holiday.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Lassen Humane Society will be holding a corned beef and cabbage dinner at 1700 Sunkist Drive. Supporters will be able to enjoy a festive meal in addition to knowing they are supporting local animals get spayed and neutered.

A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in Doyle, Sunday, March 16, at the Doyle Senior Building. Hungry guests can fill their stomachs with an Irish dinner.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, those hoping to eat a festive meal on St. Patrick’s Day can head over to the Janesville Fire Hall and show support for Gracie Claypool, who is traveling to Australia as a People-to-People Ambassador, and the Lake 4-H.

Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 5 p.m. through closing Monday, March 17. Attendees can enjoy corned beef and cabbage with locally brewed beer and flights of Irish whisky. Additionally, customers can receive a discount by wearing green.

On Monday, March 17, at the bar and restaurant at Diamond Mountain Casino, chefs will be serving up bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage along with Jameson Whisky, Guinness and green beer.

St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and lived during the fifth century, according to history.com.

He is credited with bringing Christianity to the people of Ireland and the story of his life became ingrained in Irish culture. One of the most popular legends of his existence was describing the Holy Trinity using a three-leaf shamrock.

The Irish have been celebrating the catholic feast of St. Patrick on March 17 since around the ninth or 10th century; however, the first parade was held in the United states when, in an act to reconnect with their roots, Irish soldiers marched through New York City streets in 1762.

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