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Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in San Juan del Sur

This year we celebrated St. Paddy’s Day much of the same way we would have had we been in Canada.  We participated in a pub crawl.

The festivities kicked off midday from Big Wave Dave’s Bar & Restaurant.  There were a couple of things that made this particular pub crawl unique – our mode of transportation and the cost.

We paraded through the city on a horse cart, two ox carts and a jeep. The fact that drinking and riding in an ox cart through the city is completely legal made for a very interesting day. 

Locals lined the streets snapping photos of us as we paraded around town. 

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that Nicaraguans have heard of, but don’t celebrate. To them it’s a day in March when they get to witness Gringos getting as drunk as some Nicas do on Sundays.

And at $20 USD for transportation, rum and beer on the cart, as well as drinks at each of the 4 establishments we stopped at the price was hard to beat.

Huge thanks to John Crilly of Classic Cruisers for organizing the event.  Special thanks also to Dan & Cesar for allowing me to combine some of their photos with mine to create the large gallery of images shown below.

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