- : Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
- Step 1: Visit a museum Visit a museum. You can go to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to honor the first president of Irish heritage.
- Step 2: Watch the parade Watch the parade. On the Sunday before the holiday, Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade takes place in South Boston.
- TIP: Don't stop at one parade! There are several in the Boston area in the week leading up to and following March 17. Saintpatricksdayparade.com has a listing of all the parades going on in Boston.
- Step 3: Go dancing Go dancing at The Beehive. This bar puts on an annual celebration of traditional Irish music and dancing -- not to mention authentic Irish food.
- TIP: If you think you have the best green attire, head to the Dublin House to compete in their costume contest.
- Step 4: Take a tour Take a tour of the Irish Heritage Trail through Boston. Maps are available, so you can go on a self-guided walking tour of the rich Irish history in Boston.
- Step 5: Sit down at a pub Sit down at a pub. Boston is loaded with Irish pubs that offer everything from Irish food to Irish sing-alongs. And it might not hurt to have a Guinness while you're there.
- FACT: St. Patrick's Day was first celebrated in Boston in 1737.
You Will Need
- Dancing abilities
- Desire to learn about Irish culture
- Green clothes (optional)