10 Things to Do this St. Patrick’s Day

Date:16-03-2014 11:40:05 read:1

St Patrick’s Day is round the corner and is a day to celebrate! But have you decided what to do to commemorate this Irish holiday? You already know about the traditional shamrock and the green beer, but why not some more things this year to brighten things up? Whether you are working or enjoying a holiday, there are always things you could do to celebrate this Irish tradition. Listed here are 10 things to do this St Patrick’s Day.

1. Learn a little about St Patrick

The first thing you could do is read up and learn a little about the history of St Patrick’s Day. You will come across several websites and plenty of interesting information and unknown facts about this Irish patron saint. A little knowledge will make you more interested and excited to celebrate this day.

2. Learn some Irish words

What better way to celebrate an Irish tradition than by learning a little Irish on this day? Pick up a few popular Irish words and phrases and use them in your vocabulary to come across as a true Irish on this day.

3. Learn Irish dance

Learn some Irish dance on this day. Make a small group with friends and learn together to make it more fun. You could join a local class or refer some free online tutorials and videos to pick up this unique style of dancing, a skill in which is sure to blow anyone away, once you get it right.

4. Listen to Irish music

Irish music has a rich cultural heritage and abundant popularity. It has several styles like the Celtic, folk and the pub songs as well. To get into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, you should play some Irish music at home on this day. You can also listen to the Irish rock and pop music which are also quite popular.

5. Go green

Green is the way to go on St Patrick’s Day because this is the color associated with St Patrick. Wear a green dress or T-shirt with Irish sayings. You could also use green colored accessories like hats, ties, socks or pants.

6. Visit Ireland

St Patrick’s Day is probably one of the best times to travel to Ireland. Visit Dublin and experience the impressive parade that is held and enjoy the five day long holiday that is observed there. Also visit Nebraska to see the world’s largest shamrock. This time of the year has the largest number of tourists in Ireland, and the streets and pubs are thronged by travelers and enthusiasts alike.

7. Participate in local parades

Whether you are in Ireland or not, St Patrick’s Day is all about parades and celebrating the day by drinking green beer. There will be many local parades held to commemorate this Irish tradition. Participate in the parades, which are held in many big cities like New York, Montreal, London, Boston, Chicago and Sydney, either as a spectator or a costumed participant.

8. Have Irish food

This is the day when you should have some traditional Irish food. Beer and spirits are not the only consumable delicacies from Ireland. Indulge in corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, bangers and mash, stew, boxty and Shepherd’s Pie. You should also try the lamb stew followed by the traditional Irish soda bread.

9. Go to the pub

Many pubs will celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special theme or scheme to commemorate this day. Check out the local pub scene and find out which place would be quite happening and worth visiting. You would be in for a lovely and memorable evening.

10. Have a home party

You could also celebrate St Patrick’s Day at home if you are working on this day or are busy. Have a house party with a St Patrick’s Day theme. You could have a green dress code. Invite friends and have a wonderful evening complete with traditional Irish food and beer. Add in some Irish music and Irish dance to make things more lively.

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