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.