Get your green on this St. Patrick’s day in South Florida (includes video story)

St. Patrick’s Day is not just about wearing green. It also serves as a defense against naughty leprechauns. Folklore holds that wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day will shield you from leprechaun pinches. You are apparently invisible to them if you are wearing green.

Drinking is a major activity. Because it was originally observed as a feast day when Irish Catholics were permitted to abandon Lenten fasting and drinking restrictions. 

Among the best places to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day this year are Coral Gables, Wynwood and Brickell. Wynwood Marketplace is one location with a sizable tourist base. Pink Paloma provides a spectacular way for thousands of people to enjoy. There will be festive green beer, instagrammable photo opportunities and delectable food. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday. As soon as you can, book your space.

Vera Sur Brewing Co., a small brewery with Latin American roots situated in the center of Wynwood, is another excellent location. You can get 50% off green beer this Friday and Saturday at this establishment, which is well-known for its tasty and distinctive brews.

Layan Abu Tarboush is a digital broadcasting major at FIU, currently pursuing a minor in International Relations. As an international student from Jordan, Layan is fluent in both Arabic and English and has a deep interest in reporting on Middle Eastern affairs. Layan takes pride in being multicultural with great exposure from the East and West.