Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Patricks Day

I am well aware that we are several posts behind however there are certain events that when the occur they supersede all others and St. Patrick's Day as such an event!

So here we are in beautiful Bangalore and celebrating this event not only with our new Irish "Indian " friends but the Grand Marshal and his bride, Jeremiah and Kay Murphy have graced us with their presence!

We did not have to deal with snow,ice and the other elements so critical to the success of the event however here in India we had to deal with the Sun, and man it was hot.

The day stared with the party planners, yes here in India one uses a party planner, showed up to decorate our street. We had green and white balloons and Styrofoam shamrocks on each of the palm trees along with two face painters and custom made Happy St. Patricks Day 2007 wristbands, party planners think of everything!! Grandma and Grandpa brought with them several trinkets and such so all were dressed superb!
Then of course there is the cake. Jeremiah and I went to the local bakery and explained what we wanted which to someone who has no clue about St.Patrick let alone speak English, we were unsure what to expect. There is never a function here that does not include a cake and as you can see by the photo what a grand cake it was.

Perhaps the highlight of the day came when we decorated an auto rickshaw and lieu of a parade all the kids and adults took rides around palm meadows, it was quite the scene.

We managed to make the day such a success that two other bloggers posted our parade on their blogs,here are the links and the palm meadows wiki

The palm meadows site will give you all the in depth details on St. Patrick himself starting the moment he was born onwards..

The party was the usual success opening the first beer around 11:00 am and pouring out the last unfinished one at 8:30pm. Man it was hot!

Happy St. Patricks Day to you all and to all a good night.
One last thing, where's Kay?