St. Patrick’s Day look a little bit different this year due to the Coronavirus. While we still want everyone to get your green clothes ready, we encourage you to practice social distancing during your celebratory events.
The famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade through South Boston is usually just the beginning of fun things to do to celebrate the city’s Irish heritage. However, due to Coronavirus precautions, the event has been cancelled this year. If you and your family are saddened by the lack of a parade, we encourage you and your little ones to create your own mini parade that can take place on your driveway or through a neighborhood park. Gather up all your green decorations and play bagpipe music from your portable speakers to get in the festive spirit safely.
TAKE A WALK
Spend time outdoors walking Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail through downtown and the Back Bay area. The trail brings you to 20 different places including the Famine Memorial, the State House, Boston Public Library, and Fenway Park. There may even be a few surprises on your journey!
ENJOY GREEN TREATS
While members of our team are enjoying baking a few special St. Patty’s Day treats at home, restaurants and bars across the city will also have special food and drink items to celebrate the holiday.
HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT
Another event that typically takes place is the Irish Film Festival. However, that has been postponed due to the Coronavirus as well. It has been rescheduled for November 19-22. If you’re in the mood for an Irish film, why not have a movie night in? Pop some popcorn and check out one of the films from this list of the Best Irish Movies on Netflix.
Join A Pub Crawl … Or Not
While we would normally suggest joining a pub crawl for the holiday, we’re not sure that alcohol and social distancing go hand in hand. If you do join in on a pub crawl, please be safe. Here are a few of our favorite pubs:
- The Banshee: 934 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
- Doyle’s Cafe: 3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
- Flann Obrien’s: 1619 Tremont St, Boston
- Mr. Dooley’s Tavern: 77 Broad St, Boston
- Murphy’s Law: 837 Summer St, South Boston
If you opt out and are looking for an alternative, why not do a beer or whiskey tasting at home? Buy a few varieties of Ireland’s best and enjoy these spirits at home. You can even create a food menu to prepare at home that pairs well with each beer or whiskey offering.
Need help figuring out how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? Ask about how our Personal Admin Services can help.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.