5 Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2022
St. Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17th of March, and named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. The festival commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture. St. Patrick's Day is now celebrated by many people throughout the world, Irish and non-Irish alike, with food, drink, and all things green.
Countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, proving you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy their holiday. Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your family.
- Wear green
Unless you want to, you don't have to wear a sweater with a giant shamrock on it. (Though that would certainly help you stand out.) The great thing about this holiday is you are free to go as subtle or as wild as you like. St. Patrick's Day t-shirts have been a common article of clothing to wear proudly. Consider the following suggestions when picking out something to wear:
Personalized t-shirt with family’s name and shamrock, lucky coin, gnome, leprechaun… printed. It’s also a pretty gift for your family.
If you are a beer lovers, let wear a beer shirt with Patrick related sayings, for example: “ St. Patrick’s day”
For those who are feeling particularly festive, try buying or making a leprechaun costume, replete with white stockings, green top hat and fake (or real!) red beard.
2. Eat some traditional grub
The traditional Irish meal for St Patrick’s day was boiled bacon, potatoes and soda bread, but now there are various dishes that are enjoyed to honour the day! The Irish expats in America saw beef being used instead of bacon as it was cheaper. They would tenderise it with brine (corned beef) and slow cook it with cabbage.
3. Attend a parade
The first colonial American celebration of St Patrick’s Day was in 1737 in Boston. Now it is celebrated all over the states! It’s been going for more than 250 years and is incredibly popular; 150,000 – 250,000 marchers attend!
As the Irish spread around the world during the potato famine, you’ll never be far from an Irish pub! from Melbourne to Rio, you’ll find an Irish watering hole where they hopefully serve the Irish drink, Guinness. This Irish dry stout originated from Dublin and is considered to be the traditional alcoholic beverage of Ireland!
5. Get Baking
If you’re feeling particularly experimental and in the need of some delicious green themed foods, then why not try a touch of baking? The traditional colored cakes will be quite garish but fun to make!