MISSISSIPPI  GULF COAST

MISSISSIPPI  GULF COAST

UPCOMING EVENTS
BEACHES
BARRIER ISLANDS
FISHING & CHARTERS
CASINOS
FUN - PARKS, THEME, AMUSEMENT, WATER, ARCADES
ARTS & MUSEUMS
HISTORICAL PLACES
TOURS
MOVIE THEATERS
HEADLINERS & SHOWS
GOLF
CONVENTIONS
SPORTS
FESTIVALS , PARADES & CELEBRATIONS
SCHOOLS
PLACES OF WORSHIP
DINING
NIGHTLIFE
MISSISSIPPI HOTELS

 ALABAMA GULF COAST

BATTLESHIP PARKWAY- ALABAMA

BELLINGRATH GARDENS- ALABAMA

DAUPHIN ISLAND
ALABAMA

FORT MORGAN
ALABAMA

GULF SHORES
ALABAMA

MOBILE BAY FERRY
ALABAMA

ALABAMA HOTELS

FLORIDA GULF COAST

PENSACOLA BEACH FLORIDA

FT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA

WAKULLA SPRINGS
FLORIDA

CLEARWATER BEACH
FLORIDA

PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA

FLORIDA THEME PARKS

FLORIDA HOTELS

LOUISIANA  GULF COAST

AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS
NEW ORLEANS

THE FRENCH QUARTER
NEW ORLEANS

AUDUBON ZOO
NEW ORLEANS

CASINOS
NEW ORLEANS

LOUISIANA HOTELS

TEXAS GULF COAST

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
TEXAS

GALVESTON ISLAND
TEXAS

BRAZOSPORT
TEXAS

TEXAS HOTELS

REVIEWS

MAPS

PRINTABLE MAP GUIDE

PHOTO GALLERY

STORMS & HURRICANES



 

Have you ever caught a
record breaking big fish?
Charter a trip off our fishing page

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUR
GOLF PAGE

 

St Patrick's Day

-Related Events-

Send in your St Patrick's Day events by clicking here


March 11, 2006 St Patricks Day Parade- Waveland  MS

Yes the Waveland Civic Association will be hosting a St Patty's Parade this year, starting at 2pm from the intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 603, first rolling east in the westbound lane of 90 to the city limits, then turning around and heading west in the east bound lane of hwy 90 to Waveland Ave

 

16 St Patricks Day Celebration at WAMA  OCEAN SPRINGS,MS

Paint your own pilsner beer glass using Walter Anderson motifs Drink green beer Listen to Irish jig music call (228) 872-3164 for details

17 St. Patrick's Day Celebration - DESTIN  DESTIN,FL

Destin Commons hosts the Emerald Coast Bagpipe & Drum corps for a festive Irish concert in Center Plaza at 6pm, followed by a local band. Children wearing green will receive St. Patty's Day treats. 850.337.8700.

March 18, 2006- St Patricks Day Parade  BILOXI,MS

The traditional downtown Biloxi route has been changed from previous years, but will still pass in front of the Biloxi City Hall. The parade will feature bands, military units, flag bearers, bagpipers, leprechauns, a horse-drawn carriage with the parade’s Grand Marshal and Colleen, and colorful floats tossing Irish trinkets, green beads and doubloons. Starts at 2pm call (228) 392-4896 or 860-8659 for details.

March 18, 2006 - IRISH DERBY - St Patricks Day 5K Run  BILOXI,MS

The Irish Derby/5K Run in downtown Biloxi will begin at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. in front of Biloxi Public Library. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will follow at 2 p.m., rolling through downtown Biloxi from the corner of Main St. and Ester Blvd. Starts at 10am call (228) 392-4896 or 860-8659 for details.

March 19, 2006-SHENANIGAN'S ST PATRICKS PARADE -   GULFPORT,MS

Parade consisting of bands, floats, family groups, marchers, radio vans and flag bearers. The parade begins at the Harrison County Courthouse on 24th Ave and travels south to 14th St, then east to 21st Ave, north to 15th St and west to 24th Ave to end in front of Gulfport City Hall. Starts at 2pm. Call (228) 864-6211 for details

 

ABOUT SAINT PATRICK

Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.

Saint Patrick was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works, the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians. Saint Patrick described himself as a "most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God."

Saint Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. It is true there are no snakes in Ireland, but there probably never have been - the island was separated from the rest of the continent at the end of the Ice Age. As in many old pagan religions, serpent symbols were common and often worshipped. Driving the snakes from Ireland was probably symbolic of putting an end to that pagan practice. While not the first to bring christianity to Ireland, it is Patrick who is said to have encountered the Druids at Tara and abolished their pagan rites. The story holds that he converted the warrior chiefs and princes, baptizing them and thousands of their subjects in the "Holy Wells" that still bear this name.

There are several accounts of Saint Patrick's death. One says that Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D. His jawbone was preserved in a silver shrine and was often requested in times of childbirth, epileptic fits, and as a preservative against the "evil eye." Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York and Dublin city

Why Saint Patrick's Day?
Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, "wearing of the green," music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

 

 

 

 

Charter Boat Fishing Excursions-

Fishing has always been an intricate part of living on the Gulf Coast. Combine Southern Hospitality and Generations of Experienced Captains, and you can't beat it. A Gulf Tour from the water, your trip can range from Rigs, and deep sea, to island fishing, day trips, group tours, and more. You wont believe how reasonable the prices are with our featured Charters. Catching Cobia, Red Fish, Lemon Fish, the list goes on, see the islands, watch the dolphins, the memories will be remarkable
Click below to see one of our find out more about a featured Charter

FEATURED CHARTERS

Show me all the Fishing Charters listed on the Gulf Coast