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17 Mar '16

5 Things You Can do with Your Family on St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Pebbles Weitekamp

St. Patrick's Day is one of those "party" holidays that everyone looks forward to. With feasts of food and all-things-green, who wouldn't want to take part in celebrating the luck of the Irish?

Here are five activities that you can enjoy with your family.

St. Patrick's Day family ideas

  1. Embrace Irish movies and music. Ireland has been the setting of some of the best movies ever made and has produced some of the best actors and musicians in the entertainment industry. What better way to celebrate St. Patricks with the family than immersing your family in Irish cinematography and culture? As for its' music, there have been a number of bands and solo artists that have come out of Ireland. The most known of all Irish-associated bands is none other than the Bono-fronted U2. Other artists from Ireland that are worth listening to are Van Morrison, Enya and the Chieftains.
  2. Get in some action with the fam. While rugby is a sport with Irish history, more kid-sensitive options include hot potato.
  3. Attend a parade. Several cities feature parades or festivals on St. Patrick's Day. Witness bagpipe-wielding musicians and Irish dancers.
  4. Use your hands. Break out the crafts and green paint. Unleash the kid in you as you finger paint with the kids or make leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, four leaf clovers, and more.
  5. Do a little digging into your family ancestry. On St. Patrick's Day it seems like we're all a little Irish. Why not dig into your ancestry and see if you really do have a little luck of the Irish in your blood?

However you decide to celebrate, the main goal is that you and your family get into bonding time together.

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