Coming close one of the most important celebrations of the year, Saint Patrick’s Day, and if you want to celebrate this day with style you must know how it do, here are 5 ways to get out of the boring plans and enjoy a wonderful Saint Patrick’s Day.

Before starting the party, a brief lesson of history about this date. The Saint Patrick’s Day started to celebrate at the beginning of the 17th century, commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, but also the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

After the Irish diaspora, that happened at the end of the 18th century, many Irelands arrive to U.S. and with them its folklore, and one of these spectacular traditions was the feast of Saint Patrick. Since this years, Irish-American celebrate their heritage with parades wearing green apparels, pub crawls, and drinking a lot of beer that is blend with some shenanigans.

Already knowing all these stuffs, learn how to celebrate this amazing date. Let’s begin!

Saint Patrick’s Day kickoff

Saint Patrick’s Day kickoff – Source

Many breweries in Boston the day before the St. Patty’s Day offer their beer a lower price, so this is an excellent opportunity to start the party early. So, if you want to start the party one day before this is the way that you should take, get out of the streets, seek a pub and begin the holiday the previously night with a good pint of beer.

Make your own Pub Crawl

The weather warms up and the all Boston’s taverns prepares it arsenal to host the party-loving and one of the best way to enjoy the Irish heritage is with a Pub Crawl. The only thing that you should do is to get a map where you can find the bars of the city and make your own drinking route. All the Boston’s bar has amazing parties this date, so check the taverns that get your attention, go there and have fun.  Trust us, this is the best way to have a great Saint Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, but if you prefer you can buy some tickets in a famous brewery of the city many of them offers special celebrations, but for anything of the world don’t miss the party.

Running Race for celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

Running Race for celebrate St. Paddy’s Day – Source

If you prefer something more tranquil and to stay off alcohol for this date go straight to this running race. Before the big parade of St. Patrick’s Day, you can run the Rad Road Race, this annual racing sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Boston is very popular among Bostonians. So, prepare your green sneakers for run the Streets of the Southie for this challenging contest, undoubtedly you have fun in this shamrock run. After the race stay there for celebrate and enjoy the famous Southie Parade.

The St. Patrick’s Road Race is not the only race that run in this date. Around the U.S. this day is celebrates with more important racings, below you find some of them.

  • Paddy’s Day Mile at South of Dakota
  • Patrick’s Day Fun Run at Idaho
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Road Race at Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • adidas Shamrock Run Portland at Oregon
  • Patrick’s Day 4-Miler at Ohio

Saint Patrick’s Day at Faneuil Hall

Saint Patrick’s Day at Faneuil Hall -Source

You will celebrate this date with live entertainment, for the Patrick’s Day each year at Faneuil Hall you will find live Irish music and many performances throughout the day. Several establishments participate offering different activities such as drinking contests, food contests, poetry at the square and theatre plays. This is a good plan for everybody to know about the Irish heritage in US and would have fun in a cultural way.

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The annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Source

This parade is one of the most iconic pageant around United States and the world. The first parade was in March 17, 1776 and from this date each year this big celebration takes the streets of Boston. On this fun parade you will see marching bands and pipe bands, colorful floats and a lot Irihs beer. The only thing that you need to do for watch this parade is wear green and go with your best attitude.

Dropkick Murphy’s Concert

Dropkick Murphy’s Concert – Source

The punk band Dropkick Murphy’s each year perform a concert this date that become a tradition in Boston. This band which is one of the prodigal son of Boston celebrates these Irish roots, with this Irish punk music and this is a different way to celebrates this date, because is out of the traditional. So, if you are looking for something new for Saint Patrick’s Day this is a great choice for you.

The best of the Irish on Screen

The Irish Film Festival – Sorce Facebook

The Irish Film Festival promote the Irish culture on the big screen. The festival is a great opportunity to learn about the Ireland and its traditions and this film festival also provides to everybody the chance to know closely the contemporary Irish cinema. The festival take place after Saint Patrick’s Day and will be held at the Somerville Theatre. If you want more information about this festival check this website here

And to conclude with this guide to how celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day, 5 things you might not know about this date, let’s start:

  • Saint Patrick was British not Ireland
  • The shamrock was the tool that Saint Patrick used to explain the Trinity to the “Pagans”
  • The shamrock is not the national symbol of Ireland, actually is the harp
  • At the beginning the blue was the color associated with this date
  • From 1903 to 1970 most pubs in Ireland were closed because St Patrick’s day was a religious holiday.