St. Patrick’s Day has been around for years. Initially created to celebrate the life of Patrick, the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, the holiday has since grown. Among the most popular things to do include parades, eating, and drinking. We here at Varney Buick GMC have put together a list of St. Patrick’s Day traditions and safety tips to help you celebrate March 17 this year.
According to Allstate, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. That means you should keep some safety tips in mind. First, always have a ride home. Get a designated driver or call a cab to ensure you get home safely. Notify the police if you witness a drunk driver on the road.
Parades are also a popular sight on the holiday, and some places, like Chicago, dye their local rivers green to celebrate the holiday. You can see plenty of shamrocks and green during the holiday, a color that is associated with Ireland’s rolling hills.
St. Patrick’s Day is also known for the classic meal of corned beef and cabbage. Be sure to try some of this salt-cured dish, a staple in the US. In reality, it was more popular in the US among immigrants than in actual Ireland, likely due to the cheap cost of the dish. This is just one of many great St. Patrick’s Day traditions to try this year.