Ohio does not officially recognize St. Patrick’s Day. Is it because there is not enough Irish representation? It surely isn’t a condition of preference toward being non-biased. October is recognized as German heritage month. A whole month! There are, however, under the radar, secret gatherings in the state. Cleveland has been known to be one of the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country, and who cannot expect a city named Dublin not to have at least a parade? It turns out that most states do not recognize the holiday, with Massachussetts being an exception. You can still have fun, even if your employer does not give you the day off. Just take some cake and balloons in to work and tell everybody “Happy School Energy Conservation Day!” because apparently since 1998 Ohio lawmakers say that’s a thing, and this year it falls on March 17th.