No one ever said that the Irish don’t know how to plan a party. On March 17, we’re all a little bit Irish. Some more than others. With all the St. Patrick’s Day party celebrations occurring around the world, there is one common theme – green.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations usually involve parades and festivities.
St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas on Pinterest
Pinterest is a great resource for St. Patrick’s Day party ideas. As long as you have a little bit of green food coloring, you’ll be well equipped at turning your menu into a St. Patrick’s Day feast.
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Check out some great St. Patrick’s Day food and party ideas on Pinterest.
How to Plan a Party around the World
What began as a religious holiday (commemorating the death of the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick), has now become a celebration of all things Irish around the world.
Outside of Ireland there are no shortages of St. Patrick’s Day festivities:
- Argentina – tens of thousands fill the streets, and pubs, of Buenos Aires every St. Patrick’s Day.
- Canada – Montréal is home of one of the longest running and largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in North America.
- Japan – since the 1990s, Japan has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day’s.
- Russia – a little bit Irish and a little bit military, St. Patrick’s Day festivities include a parade in Moscow honoring the Irish Embassy.
- Switzerland – like most European countries, Swiss students organize St. Patrick’s Day parties. A visit to any university around St. Patrick’s Day will, most likely, involve a green theme of some sort.
- United States – St. Patrick’s Day celebrations occur throughout the US. One of the biggest celebrations occurs in Chicago. Of course there’s the large St. Patrick’s Day parade. But what’s most notable in Chicago is the dyeing of the Chicago River. For a few hours, the Chicago River runs green.
- Even the International Space Station turns Irish on March 17. Recent commander, Chris Hadfield, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in 2013 by taking photographs of Ireland from Earth’s orbit. Commander Hadfield even took a selfie of himself wearing green clothing for the event.