March 17th is a day notorious for people donning green and downing pints of beer. St. Patrick's Day marks the death of St. Patrick, the person credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland. There are numerous ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so why not add some Irish charm to that special day?
- The majority of people celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green. You don't have to go overboard and wear green from head to toe, but if you don't want to be pinched you should at least have something green in your ensemble. Men can wear a green tie or cuff links to the office while women can accessorize with a sexy green choker. If you're going to a St. Patrick's Day party, stand out by wearing a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" T-shirt. You just might get lucky and get kissed instead of pinched!
- Another way to celebrate is to eat some traditional Irish food. Enjoy a hearty bowl of lamb stew or a plate packed full of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and wash it down with some Irish beer. Potatoes are a staple of Irish meals, so no matter what you choose, make sure you at least have a few bites of potatoes to get the full Irish experience.
- When people think of St. Patrick's Day, they usually think beer. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than to go down to your local pub? There you can have a few pints with your mates and sing some beautiful Irish folk songs in all of your drunken glory. Don't forget to wear green or the barmaid just might give you a little pinch!
- If you would rather stay at home, invite your friends over for a party. There are a lot of ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at home. Serve traditional Irish meals and decorate your house with lots of green shamrocks. Turn on the radio and find some Irish tunes that you can all dance to.
While it's fun to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you should do so responsibly. If you go out to a pub, call a taxi or have a designated driver lined up if you plan on drinking. If you hold a party at home, offer to let your friends stay the night if they drink too much. Also, be sure to respect your Irish friends. They may not find the humor in the way St. Patrick's Day is celebrated abroad.