Top of the morning to you! That’s about as Irish as I’ll be getting today, but if you want a primer on proper pronunciation of some of the commonly used phrases, as well as the information on a few events happening on this, the greenest of days, take a look at our post from last week.
Of course, as home to a large University and a decent amount of craft breweries, any holiday where you’re encouraged to drink beer as part of the celebration is bound to be a hit. However, this being Boulder, we’ve got to celebrate things with our own twist. How can you celebrate a very Boulder St. Patrick’s Day?
Drink green beer, not green beer. Who wants to drink the poisonous swill that is green-colored beer on Saint Patrick’s Day? Moreover, who wants to drink Bud Light on any given day? No, thank you. We’ll take our beer sustainably brewed using fair trade malt and free range hops. Plastic cups and glass beer bottles? Not a chance. We brought our own mug and we’ll be reusing it all day in order to keep our booze-filled holiday as green as possible.
Wear Irish flags made from hemp. It’s one of the most sustainable resources on the planet, so why would you don any material other than hemp, even when showing your Irish pride (whether you’re actually Irish or not)? Of course, you can’t stop with a hemp flag, you’ll need to make sure that the green and orange colors in the flag are made using all natural dyes that weren’t tested on animals.
Petition to save the leprechauns. Open your eyes, people! The leprechauns are an exploited race, forced to tirelessly evade capture by humans. We are always after their lucky charms! When we capture these small, innocent creatures, what do we do? We steal their pot of gold. The tyranny! If you sign this petition, you’ll help get the Leprechaun Protection Act in front of our legislature and ensure a brighter future for our little green friends. There’s nothing more Boulder than a petition.
Walk or take the bus to your favorite Irish pub. Seriously, whether it’s in a car, on a scooter or riding a bike, drunk driving is drunk driving and it’s a total party foul. Plus, on any of these wheels, you run a very big risk of getting a DUI, which is the least fun way to spend your favorite drinking holiday. Boulder is highly walkable and the RTD system is great for getting around when you’re less than sober. If you make no other responsible decisions today, make the choice not to drink and drive.
Make your Boulder Saint Patrick’s Day your own. It’s the one day that gives us all a chance to celebrate our Irish heritage or pretend to be Irish. Ah, to be culturally lucky — if only for a moment!