Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You don’t need to be Irish to celebrate this holiday, but you might want to wear green today. People are sharing their favorite St. Paddy’s Day traditions to make the day more fun. Some are family-friendly and others are just for the grown-ups.
- Watch an Irish movie - If you’re looking for something new, there’s “The Banshees of Inisheren,” which took home the top prize at the 2023 Golden Globes, and there are also classics like “Finian's Rainbow” with Fred Astaire, the rom-com “Leap Year,” and the tear-jerker “P.S. I Love You.”
- Invite leprechauns to visit - Kids can get in on the fun by making a DIY Leprechaun Trap to try to catch the little guys.
- Go to a St. Patrick’s Day parade - Another way to celebrate that’s fun for the whole family, just be sure to wear green so you don’t get pinched.
- Bake treats - Who wouldn’t love some sugar cookies in shamrock shapes?
- Share a family meal - Corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew and Irish soda bread all make for a festive St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
- Play some trivia - Test your friends and family to see how much they know with some holiday trivia.
- Sip on a cocktail - Adults might enjoy a holiday-themed cocktail like a Golden Irish Mule with edible gold flakes, or a Black Velvet Cocktail. And you can’t go wrong with an Irish coffee or a pint of Guinness.
- Try “drowning the shamrock” - This tradition happens at the end of the evening, when the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are winding down. You dunk a shamrock (real or faux) into a glass of Irish whiskey, toast to the saint, then toss the shamrock over your left shoulder for luck.