Unspoken Rules: St. Paddy’s Day Parade

Everyone’s Irish on March 17—but here’s how to really act the part.

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The downtown parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m., but go early for the block party on Vermont Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania.

IndyGo (Bragh) is a nice alternative to Uber’s surge-pricing shenanigans.

Layer. It’s March in Indiana.

Skip the corned beef and cabbage. Mass Ave’s Nine Irish Brothers serves an authentic Irish breakfast, all day.

Sit near an announcer’s stand (Meridian and Vermont, and the east side of the War Memorial) to best see the dancers jig and reel.

Don’t panic if someone asks “where’s the crack?” In Ireland, craic means fun.

Speaking of the native tongue, when you raise a pint to the Old Sod, say sláinte (slan-cha). 

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