New Orleans ranked second in nation for best St. Patrick’s Day

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Fordor’s, the esteemed travel publication, has ranked New Orleans, Louisiana as the number two destination in the United States for St. Patrick’s Day festivities:

A mad mix of Mardi Gras and Irish-inspired brouhaha, St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans is just what you’d expect. The city, normally known for its French roots, also lays claim to the largest port of entry for Irish immigrants in the South. Kicking off a week-long celebration of parades and pomp on March 11th, beads and flowers, along with potatoes, cabbages, carrots, and onions (standrad Irish stew ingredients) are tossed to revelers from re-used Fat Tuesday floats as marching bands play on. Constant parades and block parties are held in the French Quarter and beyond through March 18th, featuring live music, clebrety appearances, and plenty of whiskey and hurricanes.

Parades and Party Schedule for the New Orleans, Lousiana Metro area is as follows:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Molly’s at the Market Irish Parade – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub Block Party – 7:00 a.m. til

Irish Channel Parade (Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue) – 1:00 p.m.

Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party, 2604 Magazine Street – 11 a.m. til

Downtown Irish Club Parade, begins at Burgundy and Piety Streets – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (Metairie, Louisiana) – Veterans Blvd. – 12 noon

We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe St. Patrick’s Day. We advise all of our friends not to drink and drive during this festive weekend.

If you or anyone you know has been arrested for DWI in New Orleans, Louisiana, call Harmon Smith & Vourvoulias immediately at 504-717-2093 for a free case evaluation. Our experienced DWI lawyers will be available to speak with you and to help protect your rights.

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By George Vourvoulias

George is a founding member and managing member of Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias L.L.C., a New Orleans law firm. George concentrates his practice in maritime personal injury, construction litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and DUI defense. George Vourvoulias's Google+ Profile

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