Every year since 1991, March has been designated as Irish-American Heritage Month. The goal is to honor the contribution and achievements of Irish immigrants and their descendants to the United States. Whether you have Irish roots or just love a good get-together, why not celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month 2023? Grab a green beer and be inspired by the fun ideas below!
Host an Irish-Themed Party
Invite your loved ones over for traditional Irish food, family-friendly party games, and more! To make your place look festive, craft paper shamrock garlands, hang up Irish flags, and display an Irish welcome sign on your porch.
For an Emerald Isle-style feast, serve beef stew, colcannon, and homemade soda bread. Green cupcakes and Irish apple cake will go down a treat for dessert. Grown-ups can enjoy Guinness, whiskey, and green beer, while the kids will go wild for limeade!
To entertain your guests, you could organize a scavenger hunt in your backyard. Hide pots of “gold” chocolate coins as the prize at the end of the rainbow!
Go to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The celebrations really kick off on March 17, with Chicago, Boston, and New York all famous for their St. Patrick’s Day parades. If you can’t make it to the city, there’s sure to be a local parade you and your family can attend. Don’t forget to dress the part – St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to don a leprechaun hat!
Explore Your Roots
Always wanted to learn Gaelic? Traditional Irish stepdance? Your ancestors’ ancient history? Irish-American Heritage Month 2023 is a great time to immerse yourself in all aspects of Irish culture. Take a trip to an Irish museum to bring your heritage to life!