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St. Patrick's Day Bashes

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Long before mini marshmallow maniacs started snatching Lucky the Leprechaun's Lucky Charms, St. Patrick had snagged a charm of his own. According to legend, St. Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to demonstrate the holy trinity to non-Catholics. The shamrock is now officially a registered trademark of the government of Ireland and, unofficially, an international symbol of the holy trinity of St. Patrick's Day--Guinness, Jameson and Bailey's.

On Wednesday, March 17, revelers worldwide will don their greenest Gallic garb and indulge in the phenomenon of pounding green beers and perpetuating tacky Irish stereotypes. If you want to get a good green buzz on in Boise, here are a few pots o' gold you should seek out this year.

At Humpin' O'Hannah's from 3 p.m.-close, you'll find everything from a greenest person competition to music by the Giant Leprechauns to a Spot the Pot O' Gold scavenger hunt. Also, be sure to partake in a few $1 green beers from 3-8 p.m.

Bad Irish will feature the Boise Highlanders bagpipers at 5:15 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. and the Irish Tiernan dancers at 8 p.m. Patrons can partake in $2 green beers and $3 Celtic knot shots all night long.

At Mulligans, there's no live music but you can still get schlocked with $1.50 green PBR, $3 Guinness, $4.50 Irish car bombs and $6 corned beef and cabbage.

Ha'Penny opens at 9 a.m. and features the McCleary Band from noon-3 p.m., a KBOI live broadcast with prizes from 4-7:30 p.m. and Armed and Hammered from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will also be an array of drink specials all night.

Want to know where to find the bag pipers on St. Patty's Day? Here's the full schedule.

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