How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NEPA

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NEPA
9 Mar, 22

For many people in the area, the beginning of spring means St. Patrick’s Day. There are many people in NEPA who can trace their roots back to Ireland, so it’s no surprise that the day is so popular in our local communities. However, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday everyone can enjoy, regardless of whether or not they have any Irish heritage. At the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, this is a day we look forward to each year.

If you’re looking for something to do this St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll find plenty of things going on. Whether you’re attending a big event or spending the holiday at home, there’s always something you can do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Wear Green

Of course, you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without wearing at least a little bit of green. Everyone recognizes green as being a significant color for the Irish, and according to legends, wearing green can help protect you from leprechauns. Stories say that leprechauns pinch those who aren’t wearing green. Not only should you be sure to get some green in your wardrobe, but you also can’t forget about getting some shamrock accessories as well.

Watch a Parade

Fortunately, there are no shortages of parades in NEPA. St. Patrick’s Day parades take place all over the world, but our local parades have garnered a lot of attention outside of NEPA. The Scranton St. Patrick’s Day parade is known for being one of the largest in the country, but there are more places in the area that also host parades. Attending a St. Patrick’s Day parade gives you the chance to enjoy some of the best parts of the holiday. From bagpipes to Irish dancing and more, there’s no better way of celebrating than by supporting one of the many local parades.

Have a Traditional Irish Meal

No holiday is complete without a great meal. If you’re having guests over or just want to have something special to celebrate on your own, you need to cook a St. Patrick’s Day meal. Corned beef and cabbage is a common meal for Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. You can also add soda bread or consider another popular dish, such as shepherd’s pie. If you don’t want to take on the challenge yourself, you’ll likely find a few local restaurants serving a holiday meal.

Come to the WBS Penguins St. Patrick’s Day Game

After the parades and St. Patrick’s Day have passed, you still have one more chance to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day is a big holiday for the WBS Penguins and we like to get the chance to celebrate with everyone. On March 19th, the Wilkes-Barre Penguins will be having their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration game against the Syracuse Crunch. This is a game we know many people look forward to each year and are excited to get to come together for it again soon.

Before then, enjoy all the activities you can find around the area, get excited by listening to some of our favorite Irish music, and order your tickets for the big St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

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