Bring the Luck of the Irish Into Your Home
Celebrating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, the day is an annual, global celebration of Irish culture and heritage. Usually involving traditional music, Irish dancing, the lighting up of landmarks, all things green and having ‘the craic’, St Patrick’s Day is often marked by attending parades to admire floats and join in the festivities! Interestingly, the first St Patrick’s Day parade actually took place in Boston in 1737, then later in Ireland in 1903 in Waterford.
Whilst we won’t be attending festivities in person this year, grab your own slice of the revelry from the comfort of your own home! That means no queuing at the bar or battling the crowds in rain ponchos!
Here’s how you too can join in the celebrations at home this year
Lucky beer: That creamy pint of Guinness in the pub is on the horizon, but for now, make your beer appear lucky simply by adding a couple of drops of green food dye to it!
Shamrock some green clothing: Assuming you don’t have an important Zoom meeting to attend for work, why not go all out and get dressed up? A little shamrock painted on your face is a sure way to lighten the mood when you catch yourself in the mirror!
Paddy like a Rockstar: Grab yourself a front row seat in your living room for the online 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Duisigh Eire! / Awaken Ireland! Is calling people to embrace the brighter days we have ahead with a dedicated TV channel featuring over 100 events from performers across Ireland, running from March 12th - 17th! Find out more about the artists line up here.
Jig into the spirit: Grab yourself a ticket and treat the family to the world famous Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show. Just think… you won’t have to worry about anyone laughing at you when you attempt to copy their scissor jumps - don’t forget to point your toes!
Snuggle up with a film: Whilst there are so many to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to our five favourites:
- The Commitments - Alan Parker, 1991
- Brooklyn - John Crowley, 2015 (*Tearjerker warning if you’re homesick!)
- My Left Foot - Jim Sheridan, 1989
- Hunger - Steve McQueen, 2008
- P.S. I love you - Richard LaGravenese, 2007
Enjoy the movie the way it was intended with our TV & Entertainment range.
Connect with relatives: Boost morale and plan to have a catch up with some friends or relatives and pop some Irish tunes on in the background! Why not make up a quiz to learn about Irish history at the same time?
Just because we won’t be swarming to the pub or attending the parades this year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at home. Remember, you don’t have to be Irish for an excuse to have a knees up!
For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!
Thomas Augustine Daly
Remember to say Slàinte Mhaith (pronounced slanj-a-va, meaning ‘good health’) when you raise a glass to St Patrick!
As a special homage we’d like to raise our glasses and say Slàinte Mhaith to our family of Independent Euronics Agents in Northern Ireland.
Please note the images within this article are for illustration purposes only and not taken during national restrictions