St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and while it may look different this year, there are still some celebrations happening. We wanted to feature some of the different ways people all over the world celebrate this March holiday.
Whether you’re looking to partake in the festivities or want some ideas to throw a home party of St. Patrick’s Day we hope these celebrations around the world inspire you to do something fun this year for the holiday.
Eat Irish Food
Many people opt to eat corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread on St. Patrick’s Day. This is the traditional meal that people have been eating for centuries on this holiday. If you travel to Ireland though, you’ll find that many consume lamb and bacon. The Irish food people consume from region to region will differ greatly depending on where you live, what customs the region has, and what foods they associate with St. Patrick’s Day.
You’ll find green beer in many pubs around the world on St. Patrick’s Day. Some people add food coloring to their beer at home to give it a green color on this holiday. There are many traditions of drinking green beer or just a pint of beer with friends on St. Patrick’s Day. People like to get jolly and enjoy a terrific time with their beer on this day in most areas around the world. Guinness is the most popular beer of choice on this magical day.
There will be many parades and parties that feature people dressed up as leprechauns. This is because the leprechaun has become the mascot for St. Patrick’s Day. In addition to leprechauns, you’ll see lots of shamrocks, such as fast-food chains that make “shamrock shakes” to serve their customers during March. There are many ways to enjoy leprechauns this year on St. Patrick’s Day, just tune into the parades that will be held around the world and streamed live on television.
From parties to parades, you’ll enjoy the beautiful Irish music blasted through speakers on St. Patrick’s Day. It seems no Irish music is off limits on this special holiday. People will enjoy traditional Irish folk music, modern folk music, and similar tunes to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day together. You can create an Irish music playlist for your party this year to bring the Irish spirit home.
One of the more popular places to see the best St. Patricks’ Day parade is in Japan. They host an annual parade that’s absolutely epic! The first parade happened in 1760 in Boston, MA though so you can see the St. Patrick’s Day parade is a long-standing tradition for all regions of the world. Ireland hosts St. Patrick’s Day parades in Dublin and Belfast on the holiday. Each parade will include folk music, traditional attire, and loads of green and white colored decorations.
These are just some of the ways people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world. These ideas will help you learn more about the many traditions we hold dear during the month of March when everyone starts to feel happier and festive because St. Patrick’s Day is here.