The theme for the 56th Annual Detroit St. Patrick's Day Parade is "The Detroit Irish: Proud, Loyal and Devoted to the D!" The statement rings with truth when considering all the United Irish Societies (UIS) does for not only charities around town but the city of Detroit itself.
How will Detroit bounce back? The answer is complex and largely unknowable, as are many mysteries in life. Suffice it to say, every little push in the right direction helps at this point, and one nugget of hope is the city’s fledgling craft brewery scene. - via Model D
St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday this year. We're still deciding if that's a good or a bad thing. On one hand it basically extends the weekend and makes Monday more merry, on the other, it's Monday and the day drinking is probably going to ensure that you have a hangover for the rest of the week.