In a survey conducted last 2014, 33.1 million US residents claimed they have Irish heritage. As such, it is no wonder why St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest and most popular holidays celebrated in the United States.
One of the highlights of this event is a parade that takes place in various cities across the country. The biggest and grandest parades usually take place in New York, San Francisco, Savannah, Chicago, and Boston. These cities usually gear up for the best parties and events after the annual parade as well.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the most obvious thing for you to do, of course, is to join the parade. You can demonstrate your pride in your Irish heritage, don the national costume of Ireland, dress up like a leprechaun, or simply wear something green if you want to be part of the street parade.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it is also customary to drink green beer. After the parade, you can head down to an Irish pub and drink your fill of the green beer and Guinness. Other pubs and bars will also serve these beverages to express solidarity with people of Irish descent.
Aside from satiating your thirst, you need to satisfy your appetite as well. It is traditional to pair corned beef and cabbage with your green beer or Guinness. However, if you’re looking for something more authentic according to Irish custom, opt for some fish and chips. You can even take it a step higher and find a pub or restaurant that serves curry fries, a popular entree in Ireland’s modern local cuisine.
In case your favorite bar isn’t hosting a party to honor St. Patrick’s Day, go online to find out where the best and biggest celebrations or events are taking place. In Boston, for instance, the rowdiest parties usually take place at the Southie or the South Boston neighborhood. Be prepared to party like there’s no tomorrow once you’ve found a really happening place.
Once the holiday is over, be ready to go back to work and your daily routine by detoxifying your body to remove all the harmful substances you intentionally or inadvertently consumed the night before. By doing so, you won’t feel too sluggish to go about your activities and you will have a healthier body, too. Most of all, you won’t have to worry about the effects of these unhealthy substances on your body in the long run.