Five fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and millions of people will be dressed in green, drinking green beer, and celebrating St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. The national holiday isn’t just celebrated in Ireland and Northern Ireland, Irish pride is celebrated around the world, including cities across the U.S. Here are just a few fun ways you can celebrate the holiday!
Wear an item of green clothing or go the extra mile and dress up in a leprechaun outfit! Whether you dress in a green hat and red beard or a don a simple shamrock badge, green is a great way to get into the Irish spirit.
Cook up an Irish dish
Use the day of celebration to channel the inner foodie and cook up a traditional dish that isn’t dyed green. Whip up the easy (and delicious) Irish soda bread.
Learn the history
Do you know about the history behind the holiday? Take St Patrick’s Day to learn about why this day is celebrated. It dates back more than 1,000 years so you’ll probably learn something new!
Watch an Irish movie classic
Movies are another great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They don’t have to be movies about the patron saint of Ireland himself. Instead, watch films made by directors, producers, and actors from Ireland that dip into the Irish culture. Once, The Quiet Man, In the Name of the Father, Circle of Friends, and Leap Year are just a few to choose from.
Enjoy a pint of Guinness
A half pint of Guinness beer is a great way to celebrate the Irish. An alternative to the stout is to drink Irish whiskey or Irish tea.
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