Originally, St. Patrick’s Day is meant to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, on his death date.
However, most Americans seem to use it as an excuse to let their wild streak run as St. Paddy’s Day is one of the most anticipated holidays for alcohol consumption in America.
So, let’s talk about a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for the incoming holiday. First, you should probably go ahead and wear green to avoid all the gut-wrenchingly annoying people who will try to pinch you. Second, if you are of age, might as well load up on Jameson and Guinness. Third, collect as much useless four-leaf clover jewelry as possible.
Frankly, I do not know where the idea of pinching people for not wearing green came from, but I do not like it. Green is not exactly a color that I tend to wear often, if I even own anything green. I’m certainly not going to go out of my way to wear the color for a holiday which most people use as an excuse to drink.
Jameson and Guinness are both famous Irish drinks that are definitely the go-to beverages if you are trying to look cool in front of people on St. Paddy’s Day. I typically do not recommend drinking to look cool in any form but if you are feeling festive on March 17, those are probably what you are going to want to pick up.
Finally, one of the coolest parts of St. Paddy’s Day is the memorabilia. There are so many dope t-shirts and other articles of clothing available to the masses on this holiday. Novelty jewelry such as four-leaf clover necklaces are also fun to collect and wear to class or social gatherings or for artsy Instagram pictures that are super unnecessary, but people take anyway.
So, whatever your reason for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, please do so responsibly and try to take a moment to think about the holiday itself and not the festivities behind it.