No pints? No problem! Here are the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day outside of the pub.
Here's a list that can make St. Patrick's Day fun without ever darkening the doorstep of your local. It's really not that hard to leave the Guinness alone for just one day and celebrate being Irish in other ways.
Here are some ways to enjoy a sober St. Patrick's Day:
Curl up at home with a classic Irish movie
Cook bacon (or if you're Stateside corned beef) and cabbage for you and your beloved
Watch some Irish television
Catch up on what is happening in the Emerald Isle on RTE's International Player.
Read 'How the Irish Saved Civilization' by Thomas Cahill
This will fill you in on the real St. Patrick and the incredible job he did in converting the Irish back in the fifth century.
Try to learn Irish, the language of your forebears
Lucky for you we have a foolproof guide to get you started for free.
Book a trip to Ireland
By leaving after St. Patrick's Day you will save money and what with Norwegian Air now in the market, you can get flights home for as cheap as chips. Did you know you can also book an Irish tour directly with IrishCentral?
Watch a St. Patrick's Parade on television, or attend one with family and friends
There's no better way to mark St. Patrick's Day than with a lively parade!
Research your Irish surname
Here's a good place to start - The top 300 Irish family names explained.
St Patrick’s Day 2019: Looking for events in your community this St Patrick’s Day or to share further information on the March 17 celebrations in your area? Join our St Patrick’s Day 2019 group and celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2019 in proper Irish style.
How will you be spending this St. Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments!
* Originally published in 2013.