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7 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day This Year

The clocks are springing forward, the students are on vacation and the snow is slowly disappearing… which means only one thing: it’s now time for the quintessential early-spring holiday, St. Patrick’s Day!

Now, maybe you’re the type to spend the day with friends, out at a pub, or gathering in the streets, but even if you’re not, there are plenty of fun ways to partake in the festivities this March 17th. Check out the list below for some ideas!

  1. Bake soda bread 

Flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt are the only ingredients you need on hand to make traditional Irish soda bread. While you’re baking, be sure to Google the super cool history of this interesting food!

  1. Deck yourself out in green!

I mean, it is the “green holiday” for a reason! Show your spirit by dressing head-to-toe in bright colours. Hey, you could even add some nail polish too, or a cool hat!

  1. Attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto 

On March 20th in Toronto, there will be a live St. Patrick’s Day parade, so if you’re in the area (and feeling festive), be sure to check it out!

  1. Make an at-home Shamrock Shake 

You could mix up your beverages of the day with a tasty themed milkshake! Vanilla, ice cream, green food colouring and peppermint will be sure to bring out your sweet side. 

  1. Have an Irish coffee

If you haven’t tried it yet, there is never a better time than on St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re a coffee lover looking for a festive boost, this might be right up your alley. 

  1. Listen to Irish music 

Nothing will get you in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit like some Irish music! 

  1. Try some Irish dancing 

Keep an eye out for some classes in your area (if you feel like getting out of your comfort zone), or look up some dance tutorials on YouTube and give it a shot! 

I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day, and if you feel so inclined, hopefully you’re able to test out some of the activities above!

Have fun, and stay safe out there!

Emma Johnston

Waterloo '22

Hi! My name is Emma, and I am completing my Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication at the University of Waterloo. I love journaling, peanut M&Ms, and collecting fashion magazines from around the world!
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