A snowy Fake Patty’s Day as told by Twitter

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(Photo courtesy of Riley County Police Department)

Fakers preparing for Manhattan’s fakest holiday had more than green t-shirts and green drinks to worry about.

After a week of warm spring weather, one may have expected a sunny day while celebrating Manhattan’s fakest holiday.

But that snowflake icon in the weather app was no typo; it was just Kansas being Kansas.

And it was not one of those crazy jokes where Kansas pretends there is going to be bad weather and then switches it up at the last minute.

Rather, fakers woke up to below-freezing weather with a promise of snow to hit at about 11 a.m. And not even K-State head football coach Bill Snyder’s famous windbreaker could protect Aggieville from the snow.

And while a few drinks may have warmed the people up, it did not warm mother nature up.

It was OK though, as not even this snowy weather was enough to stop the fakest holiday of the year.

The cold weather persisted, the snow fell and the party started. Thankfully, Riley County Police Department prepared well.

They were not the only ones who prepared. This Fake Patty’s Day required more than some lucky green shirts.

Apparently not everyone got the memo.

Let’s just hope they heard this solid piece of advice.

Remember, even on Fake Patty’s Day, the green snow is off limits…

So mark your territory — without green or yellow color — in the snow.

And remember, it is not all bad, so just “Let it Go…” I mean snow.

The snow might even be worth a thumbs up.

Or a game of soccer.

Just don’t expect an Aggieville snowball fight; there’s not quite enough snow for that.

And in case it was not clear, the holiday is fake news. The weather is not.

Did the snow win or did Fake Patty’s Day win? Apparently it is a tie.

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Kaitlyn Alanis
Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Alanis, former news editor for the Collegian and a May 2017 graduate in agricultural communications and journalism. I have never tried a hamburger and I hate the taste of coffee, but I love writing stories and sharing what I learn with our readers. By writing for the Collegian, I can now not only sing along when the K-State Band plays "The Band is Hot," but I also know that most agriculture students did not grow up on a farm, how to use an AED to save someone's life and why there is a bust of MLK Jr. outside of Ahearn Field House. Thanks for reading!