One day is not enough.
While technically St. Patrick’s Day is a few week’s away, this past weekend the City of Alexandria kicked off the green season with a flourish of bagpipes, a swirl of step dancers and a celebration of all things remotely Irish. The inclusiveness of the modern holiday is one of its most endearing qualities. Just as you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Irish music, beer and storytelling, so too you can march, or dance, or strut in the parade as long as you do it with joy.
It was a cold afternoon, but high spirits and infectious enthusiasm warmed the appreciative crowd.