- St. Patrick’s Day is an iconic Irish holiday, but it’s also one of the biggest drinking days of the year.
- But between huge crowds, potentially freezing weather, and a general lack of knowledge of what is being celebrated, it definitely is not the best way to spend your Saturday this year.
On March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — your city will probably turn green overnight, and suddenly everyone you know is “Irish.”
But before you run out to buy a shamrock Morphsuit — take some time to learn about why this holiday is vastly overrated.
From huge crowds, drunken idiots, and green-dyed everything, read on to see why it might be worth staying in this Saturday.
St. Patrick’s Day might seem like a fun way to celebrate the Emerald Isle and its culture, but truthfully it’s an overrated way to spend March 17.
The holiday commemorates the day that St. Patrick died, so the history of the holiday is not as joyous as you might think.
Did you know that St. Patrick’s traditional color wasn’t even green? Historically, the saint wore blue (and he was British, not Irish).
People tend to drink too much on St. Patrick’s Day.
Drinking and St. Paddy’s Day are inextricably linked — apparently, 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Paddy’s Day worldwide.