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March 5, 2010
Green Spirit

Green Spirit, originally uploaded by Warren Raquel Photography.


Green, originally uploaded by Warren Raquel Photography.

Today is not an official holiday. It’s Unofficial. It was originally created in 1996 by a bar owner in Champaign in order to increase business and create an alternate celebration day for St Patrick’s day which normally fell during Spring Break. Since that first year the event has taken on a life of its own. Each year the event becomes more and more organized, not only by bar owners but by businesses, city officials and landlords who must deal with the general rowdiness and debauchery associated with a day dedicated to drinking green beer.

In these two shots you can see two general attitudes for the day. The first being the ‘party’ aspect and the second being the ‘fun’ aspect. For those of you out there partaking, have fun, be safe and don’t tear up the random person’s rented apartment that you find yourself in tonight. šŸ˜‰

If you have time, please make sure to thank Public Safety, Champaign and Urbana police for taking extra precautions during a time when fiscal resources are painfully strained.

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