I lived in Savannah, Ga for many years. Savannah has the second largest St. Patty's Day celebration in the country. One of the favorite units in the parade is the local Shriner's Alee Temple, Oriental Band, which consisted of a bunch of fun- loving guys who enjoy dressing up in outlandish outfits (including gold painted brogans, with turned up toes and bells) and playing funny instruments. The parade crowd goes crazy when the Oriental Band strolls by.
EVERYONE IS IRISH ON ST. PATTY'S DAY,
including my Polish Dad!
(only time I ever saw him wear a pink shirt-chuckle)