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5 Ways To Celebrate a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

There is much more to St. Patrick’s Day then just binge drinking.  Many people recovering from an addiction often feel that they must steer clear of this holiday, but the article below shares 5 alternatives that can create a fun-filled, sober celebration!

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How to Create an Alcohol-Free St. Patrick’s Day

 Wendy Innes  Symptomfind   

Each year, everyone becomes Irish for just one day. March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and people typically indulge in corned beef and cabbage, green beer and Irish coffees. For those who can’t or choose not to drink, the party can seem somewhat lacking, but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day sans green beer, whiskey and other types of alcohol.

The Alcohol-Free Party

There are many ways in which people can celebrate Ireland’s patron saint sans alcohol. These are just some suggestions.

  1. Some communities are hosting alcohol-free and family friendly St. Patrick’s Day events, such as the “Sober St. Patrick’s Day” party in New York. The celebrations feature food, Irish step dancers, musicians and activities that highlight the true culture of Ireland instead of the stereotypical image that the Irish are heavy drinkers.

2.  Why not participate in a St. Patrick’s Day marathon? It isn’t necessary to be a super athlete as there are typically    a variety of events that even children and the elderly can participate in. These marathons often benefit charities, which  means that in addition for doing something good for the body, participants are also helping others. A great way to honor St. Patrick!

     3.  Attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Parades often feature a host of local talents and are great fun for the whole family. Often activities like face painting and carnivals round out the fun.
    4.  If someone is hosting a party for St. Patrick’s Day, they can substitute green beer with green colored soft drinks or juice drinks. Remember that many non-alcoholic drinks can be colored green with just a little food coloring.
    5.  For some family oriented St. Patrick’s Day fun, there are a many arts and crafts activities that can provide hours of fun for everyone.

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be a booze-filled binge in order to be fun. In fact, St. Patrick’s Day can be just as much, if not more, fun when it is alcohol-free. What better way to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint than with some good food and family; no alcohol needed?

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How To Celebrate An Alcohol-Free St. Patrick’s Day