Patrick derives from the Latin name Patricius. Thus, Patricks are noble and patrician.
- The world over, there were numerous greenings: the Colosseum in Rome, the White House fountain, the Grand Ole Opry, Edinburgh Castle, London Eye and more--
- In Hot Springs National Park, Arkansa, Irish Elvis impersonators will walk down a 98-foot-long street, which is billed as the shortest St. Patrick's Day parade. Amazingly enough, you never heard of this spectacle, and this is their 12th annual celebration. Hey, this is big stuff, with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, World's Largest Leprechaun...and last year Bo Derek (right) was the Grand Marshal.
- Ah, this is now over, but Tokyo on Sunday had a St. Patrick's Day Parade, and one of the marchers was an Irish Setter dressed like Michael Jackson: