St Patricks Day has been celebrated by the Irish for the past 1,000 years, although modern day celebrations are VERY different from the way it has been celebrated even 100 years ago. Whether you are hosting a party or planning a night or day out here’s your guide to St Patricks Day 2012.
Just like today in the past the holiday always fell right in the middle of lent but all food and drink prohibitions were lifted to celebrate this special day. By 2012 St Patricks Day has actually become a five day festival hosted in Ireland and attended by more than 1 million people. But of course the festivities are also extended to the rest of the world, although not a national holidays in 2012 St Patricks Day will be celebrated on most continents.
Here are the Essential Components of St Patricks Day:
St Patricks Day Parade – the highlight for most people, lasting for up to 5 hours in NYC. Actually New York was the first city to ever host the St. Patricks Day Parade when Irish soldiers marched through the City in 1762. This year the parades are promising to be bigger and better with lots of music and greenery. Check when a parade is being held near you.
St Patricks Day Food – Can’t wait for your first sip of this year’s green beer? Well if you’re planning a party here are some St Patricks Day Recipes without which I would not dare throw a party. As the old Irish proverb goes “Laughter is brightest where food is best.”
St Patricks Day Games – What’s a St. Paddy’s party without some drinking games? These aren’t hard to come by, however if you want to add some class to your party and make sure the event is fun especially for people who don’t know everyone at the party add a few party games for adults to the mix, if these aren’t enough here are a few more games and St Patricks Day activities for your to consider.
“Ireland is where strange tales begin & happy endings are possible.” Charles Haughey hopefully St Patricks Day 2012 will be a special one for you…and that you remember most of it or at least the milestones and activities you set to do, based on this post of course!