Top Ten Things DSB Loves about St. Patrick's Day

One of our favorite holidays is St. Patrick’s Day. The festivals, the hearty Irish food, the booze – the list goes on. In the spirit of the holiday, we picked our top ten favorite things about St. Patty’s Day. It was hard keeping it at ten.

1. Irish Appreciation

We totally love the Irish culture. St. Patty’s day is the day to celebrate all things Irish, so whether or you have Irish blood flowing through your veins, or just a lot of Guinness, it’s time to raise a toast to the people that gave us Oscar Wilde and soda bread.

2. All the Food

Irish food is the best drunk food ever. It’s hearty, filling, and not known for being overly spiced. Shepherd’s pie, anyone?

3. Wearing of the Green

It’s traditional to wear green on St. Patty’s day. The association of the color green with Ireland in general goes back to the sixteenth century, and historians have speculated that the green represents the restorative powers of nature. The jury is still out on whether green works similarly on hangovers.

4. Green Booze

Speaking of green, it’s common to imbibe green alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you choose green beer, or take the easy road and just add a dash of food coloring to your vodka, be confident in the fact that St. Patty’s festivities are a judgement-free zone.

green beer - delicious

5. Leprechauns

We were divided on this one. Half of us think of leprechauns as cute albeit annoying cereal box creatures and the other half thinks of bad horror movies. For better or for worse, the little Irish gnomes are part of pop culture, and an inevitable part of St. Patty’s day tradition.

6. Shamrockin’

Four-leafed clovers (or shamrocks) are associated with St. Patrick’s Day due to the fact that the legendary saint supposedly used them in his teachings to symbolize the Christian trinity. Now of course, shamrocks are popular costume accessories.

7. Guinness

The dark ruby red beer is associated with Ireland, and is the epitome of a stout, full-bodied beer.

8. Irish Breakfast

If you are lucky enough to have enjoyed a traditional Irish breakfast, you know what we are talking about. Eggs, tomatoes, brown bread, black pudding, maybe even beans and ham. This is a combination that can revive the most hungover soul and give you the strength you need to tackle another workday.

9. Irish Toasts

Irish drinking songs and toasts range from the cute and funny to the delightfully profane. Everyone needs one good Irish toast in their arsenal.

10. Camaraderie

St. Patrick’s Day is the only day of the year where it is socially acceptable, even expected, to be drunk off your gourd. Celebrate accordingly. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Deep South Barrels!

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