A lot is said about the "Luck of the Irish" and I have to say, as an Irish-American myself, I'm not really sure where that comes from. The Irish are actually a people that have had it pretty rough. Problems with England, religion-fueled internal wars, an economy struggling for a seat at the global table combined with a lot of the hottest, dirtiest and most dangerous jobs for those that were "lucky" enough to make it over to the US back when the America as we know it was being built. Maybe lucky isn't the right term for the Irish, I think its more optimism and toughness than luck. Anyway, another well-known Irish trait is a good sense of humor, thats why everyone has so much fun on St. Patrick's Day, either being truly Irish, or pretending to be.

Do these Irishmen look particularly lucky to you? No, but they were hard-working and knew how to have a good time.

Do these Irishmen look particularly lucky to you? No, but they were hard-working and knew how to have a good time.

Great Irish food and drink can be found all over and people take a day to let his or her hair down and have some fun. Where luck does come into play is if you are spending St. Patrick's Day in Greater Lansing. All weekend local restaurants well-known for great Irish fare will be going full-force and nearly every other eatery and pub in town will have some kind of Irish-themed offer or party theme. How fun is that?! Will you find green wings at Buffalo Wild Wings? How many different types of green beer will you find at the Nuthouse? Have you been to all the great Irish places in Greater Lansing? There is no better time to check out the Black Rose, Claddagh Irish Pub and Dublin Square. Get there early though... I mean early. There will be students lined up at Dublin Square at 7 am - gotta love college towns. A big St. Pat's celebration is always held in Grand Ledge, this year is no exception. Get over there this weekend for a great parade and a bunch of other fun activities themed after the Emerald Isle. Have a Guinness, or my favorite, a Harp! Maybe a green Bud Light is more your speed. Long story short, get out and enjoy St. Patrick's Day in Greater Lansing, because we are all as lucky as we feel and St. Patrick's Day is everyone's chance to feel Irish - Lucky You! Be sure to check out the special page we've put together featuring lot's of cool things going on in Greater Lansing for St. Patrick's Day.