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St. Patrick's Day

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Enjoy this St. Patrick's Day to the full with our creative holiday ideas featuring unique crafts projects, easy-to-make Irish-theme decorating ideas and delicious St. Patrick's Day recipes. Start the Irish holiday festivities by making one of the following home décor items that will add charm and coziness to your home. Then get the whole family involved in preparing for the celebration by creating a fun and kid0friendly St. Patrick's Day craft. Research Irish history, culture and traditions, and introduce an Irish custom, for instance sing an Irish song. Finally make sure you include a traditional Irish meal in your holiday menu complete with a delicious mouth-watering Irish dessert. And, of course, remember to put on something green on March 17.

St. Patrick's Day Ideas

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day as fun as possible we suggest perusing our list of the best things to do on March 17th. Guided by our fun St. Patrick's Day ideas you are going to have endless fun and extreme delight whether you are throwing a family party or planning a get-together with friends.

Enjoy a Green Beverage

If you have never had a green smile treat yourself to green beer on the most Irish day of the year. To honor the day most bars, pubs and restaurant usually dye beverages green. For instance, green beer is a hit on this Irish-inspired holiday.

Watch a St. Patrick's Day Parade

Those who don't have an opportunity to go to Ireland to commemorate the day shouldn't get upset much. Every year New York City, Chicago, Boston, and many other cities stage amazing St. Patrick's Day celebrations that include parades. Dress up according to the weather, and off you go to celebrate all your city has to offer.

Dress in Green

Follow the tradition and wear something green or consider adding a green accessory to your outfit to demonstrate your Irish spirit.

Cook a Traditional Irish Dinner

If you plan a big dinner to be added to your St. Patrick's Day festivities, prepare a traditional Irish meal for your family and friends. Cook such favorites as corned beef and cabbage, potato soup, and braised greens.

Watch the Chicago River Turn Green

Planning to visit Chicago the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day? Then attending Chicago parade is a must. And don't miss another city attraction – every year on St. Patrick's Day the Chicago River magically turns a beautiful shade of green. Head to Columbus Drive to watch the traditional dyeing of the river, the custom that has been followed by the city residents for more than 40 years.

Watch Irish Step Dancing

Attend your local parade or Irish street festival to enjoy the spectacular performance with the unique steps and beautiful costumes that will leave no one indifferent.  No wonder that watching Irish step dancing is considered one of the best ways to feel genuine Irish culture.

Make Green Treats to Share

Cook some St. Patrick's Day desserts to share with colleagues, family or friends at the festive party or get-together.

Drink Beer

Whether you are a fan of pure beer or a special beer cocktail, St. Patrick's Day is the best time to savor Irish-made Guinness and other beer-based drinks.

Wear a Four-Leaf Clover

According to the legend Saint Patrick used three-leaf clovers to symbolize the concept of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). As four-leaf clovers are rather rare  it is considered lucky to find one. So you can paint a clover on your face or put on a clover-print garment for luck.

Make a Craft with the Kids

You may create your own luck if you make a fun and original St. Patrick's Day craft. To create this lucky four-leaf clover pin you just need colored felt, hot glue, and a few decorations. Take several pieces of felt that are different shades of green, cut four-leaf clover shapes, layer the pieces together and secure with glue. Adorn the clover with buttons, ribbon, and other trims. Attach a safety pin to the back.

Decorate Your Home with Irish-Inspired Decor

Add green color to your interior to demonstrate your love for St. Patrick's Day. This beautiful easy-to-make shamrock mantel decoration not only brightens the room but is also believed to bring the luck into the home.

Listen to Bagpipes

No St. Patrick's Day is complete without the sound of bagpipes in the air. So check out local festivals for one-of-the-kind music performances.