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St. Patrick's Day is Just Around the Corner: Time to Honor Your Favorite Irish Traditions

On March 17th, the Irish and Irish-at-heart across the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What first began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has now grown to a global festival celebrating Irish culture.

Small town and big city parades, religious services, dancing, festive Irish food, green drinks, and a whole lot of shamrocks always seem to express this Irish holiday celebrated by millions each year.

Given any thoughts to your St. Patrick’s Day plans? Don’t wait. One of the world’s most celebrated holidays is just around the corner. Whether you have existing traditions with family and friends, or are looking for some new ways to show your Irish spirit, enjoy some of the world’s most shared long-standing practices to make your St Paddy's Day memorable.


5 Customary St. Paddy’s Day Traditions for Your Family to Enjoy

1.Homemade corned beef and cabbage- For a traditional take on St. Patrick’s Day festivities prep and enjoy a classic Irish dinner for your family and friends to enjoy.

2.Wear shamrocks and/or green- tradition holds that if you avoid wearing green or shamrock clothing or accessories on March 17th, you’ll get pinched, so don’t forget to rock your green and show your Irish spirit.

3.Watch or participate in a St Patrick's Day parade- You don’t have to live in Ireland or a big city to commemorate the day. If you are dealing with the cold weather, bundle up tight and see what your city or surrounding cities have to offer.

4.Make a green dessert- sweeten up the holiday with some favorite St. Paddy’s desserts. Shamrock cookies/cupcakes, chocolate & mint cheesecake bars and Irish soda bread cookies are some traditional favorites.

5.Enjoy a green beverage with family, friends, & co-workers- restaurants and street festivals throughout the United States will be serving tasty green drinks to commemorate the day. Have a drink and your green smile can complement your St Paddy’s attire. 

MedicAlert encourages you to have fun & be safe while enjoying your St Patrick's Day traditions!