Every Irish person is hyped for St Patrick’s Day. It is that time of the year when Irish people from all around the world celebrate their Irish heritage. People gather to see the grandiose parades, to drink and eat delicious Irish food, and to enjoy the music and dancing. Although most St. Patrick’s Day festivals are canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic, this will not stop people from fully enjoying the celebration at home. Here’s a list of things you could do for St. Patrick’s Day in order to get into the holiday spirit and fully enjoy all the greatest aspects of this celebration despite the pandemic.
Some celebrations will be held online
Enem though the social distance measures don’t allow large-scale outdoor celebrations, you will still be able to enjoy St Patrick’s Day festivals virtually. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day festival will be held virtually and people from all across the world will be able to watch it. The programme of the festival offers everything a traditional celebration includes: art, music, traditional dance performances, and other interesting live events. People will be able to watch the events on the St Patrick’s Festival TV online channel over six days and nights. San Francisco, Milwaukee, Savannah are among the U.S. cities where St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be held virtually. London’s St. Patrick’s Day will also be a digital event.
Irish dancing and music
There’s no St. Paddy’s Day celebrations without Irish music and Irish dancing. Last year, there was a huge online challenge started by Ciara Sexton. Dancers from all around the world shared videos of themselves dancing under the hashtag #StPatricksDayStepAbout. The overwhelming popularity of this challenge was truly moving because it showed the power of dancing in bringing people together in the hardest of times. This year will certainly be no different, as people will be able to watch digital events and admire dancing performances from hundreds of dancers. But apart from that, the tradition of dancing with your family and friends is unthreatened by the pandemic and social distancing measures. To make everything more special, you could even consider buying a pair of Irish dance shoes online and learn a dance routine to impress everyone at the party. Don’t forget about the classic Irish tunes such as Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, A Nation Once Again, and more modern Irish tunes to get the party started.
The best celebration dinner
A traditional Irish celebration must also include traditional food. Nothing like sitting at the dinner table with people that are close to you to celebrate your heritage, as well as enjoy a few drinks, delicious food and fun conversations. If you want a traditional Irish dinner, go for soda bread and Dingle pies. An Irish beef stew would make a good main course. If it’s an Irish-American celebration, corned beef and cabbage is the staple food. What’s more important is for everyone at the table to be filled with the holiday spirit and to enjoy themselves. That’s the secret to an unforgettable celebration!