12 big bashes to go green this St. Patrick's Day weekend in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas -- For those who don't know, St. Patrick's Day commemorates the official death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity on the island - according to Wikipedia. It's also a day to celebrate the heritage and culture of Ireland.

So, how do we here in America celebrate? We wear green and drink heavily. Yeehaw!

In that tradition, here is a rundown of 12 events (which, with a couple exceptions, will all be on Sunday, March 17) where you can do that and, hopefully, have a ball. Let's be careful out there.

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