St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th to acknowledge the most famous saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. He is thought to have brought Christianity into Ireland. However, this day is celebrated not just in Ireland but in America too.
St. Patrick died on 17th March, and this day is celebrated as his memory. Celebrating this day means wearing green for some and drinking stout for others. Some like to celebrate the day by cooking corned beef. We have made a list of events that can help you celebrate this day better.
1. Wear Green
Wear a piece of green clothing, whether a green t-shirt or dress up in the full hog style in a leprechaun outfit. Some people dress up in a green hat and red beards for full effect.
Others try to keep it simple with a badge, tie, or green earrings and sporting a shamrock.
2. Learn a few Irish Slangs
Learning a few Irish slang is not a bad idea either. Simple phrases like how’s it going, how are you can be understood and may come in handy when you next visit Ireland.
3. Join a Parade
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Joining a parade with your family and friends is a great idea to celebrate the day. Taking time out in the middle of the week from your busy schedule to spend quality time with your loved ones is always a great decision.
4. Enjoy the drink Guinness
How can a day be celebrated without the traditional drink of Irish people? If you want, you can try Irish tea as well. You can also plan a visit to an Irish pub for a more natural drink experience.
5. Cook Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Modern ways of celebrating the day have become more Irish-American, and apart from drinking Irish whiskey, one more thing you can enjoy on this day is corned beef and cabbage.
6. Make Green Cookies
Why not bake some cookies and enjoy them with coffee. The cookie in the shape of the shamrock with cream on the top is a great option you can try out. Make this day a reason to treat your sweet tooth buds and be a bit creative with various designs of the cakes.
7. Educate your Child
Educating your child about the hows and whys of the day is another way by which you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Childhood is the best time to educate about the day and its significance.
Whichever way you choose to celebrate this day with your friends and family, just make sure you remember the great man for his sacrifices and glory. The day is celebrated to acknowledge the man for his vision and his work for humanity. The whole idea of the celebration is to impart this knowledge to our younger generation.