SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – There are many reasons one might not want to drink while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, whether it’s a religious reason, a way to stay sober, or a personal preference. Whatever your reason, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday alcohol-free.
Watch the parade in Savannah
Although there is alcohol present at the parade, there is no obligation that you drink to have a good time. Attending the parade is a great way to have fun without drinking anything. The parade begins at 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Abercorn and Gwinnett streets. You can find more information by visiting the link here.
Make plans with friends who stay sober
Throwing a party or even just planning to hang out with friends who are also staying sober is always a perfect way to celebrate an alcohol-free holiday. This way you can fully control your environment and make sure there is no alcohol around, which is especially important if you are trying to stay sober.
Eat mocktails for St. Patrick’s Day
If you really want to drink something while you celebrate with friends and family, try asking for a mocktail instead. You can also make them yourself at home if you are hosting or attending a party. While there are plenty of mocktails around the world, the list linked here from Bustle contains 13 non-alcoholic St. Patrick’s Day drinks you can make at home.
Watch Irish-themed movies
If you don’t want to go out, why not stay home and enjoy Irish films instead? This will get you into the holiday spirit without soaking up the booze. You can watch them for yourself from the comfort of your home or enjoy them with your family and friends, whichever suits your situation.
Not sure which movies you should watch? Check out the article linked here to help you get started.
Cook traditional Irish food
Cooking is a wonderful way to feel connected to the world around you and an even better way to celebrate a holiday. For St. Patrick’s Day, why not try cooking some traditional Irish dishes to get you in the holiday spirit? From Colcannon to soda bread, the article linked here has a list of Irish recipes you can try for your St. Patrick’s Day meals.