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Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Every year on 17th March the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe come together and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What started off as a religious feast day has now become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, festivals, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of drink! With our top ideas of how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day you’ll be sure to entertain the whole family.

1. Travel to Ireland
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to be in the land of Saints and Scholars! Dublin, the capital city, normally holds a five day festival in honour of the holiday and has one of the largest and most impressive parades. Thousands of tourists flood the city and the pubs overflow, so if you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Irish fashion then Ireland is the place to be!

2. Have a party at home
If you’re not a fan of the bar scene but still want to celebrate in true Irish fashion, invite a few friends over and have a St. Patrick’s Day themed party! Or you could just tell your friends to come round and chill out with a couple of beers.

3. Check out the scene at your local pub
Most pubs love St. Patrick’s Day as there’s an increased amount of alcohol consumed, so many will be catering in St. Patrick’s Day style - avoid any green beer!

4. Attend your local parade
If you can’t make it to the five day festival in Ireland then why not check out a local parade. Many parades feature marching bands, dance troupes and musicians as well as floats, brightly coloured costumes and outfits. You can enjoy the parade and ask your local committee or organisation to get involved.

5. Eat some traditional Irish grub
Beer and spirits aren’t the only greatest consumable products that come out of Ireland. Corned beef, cabbage and lamb stew accompanied by traditional Irish soda bread are tasty ways to feast in Irish style. In Ireland, the day is commonly celebrated by eating pink bacon and savoury roast chicken.

We’d love to hear what you’re going to be doing on St. Paddy’s Day! Tweet us @UKMums.tv or post on our Facebook page.

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