St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17. This holiday started in Ireland as a religious holiday to celebrate one of its patron saints – St. Patrick. When Irish Immigrants came to America, they brought this festive tradition with them and now it has become more secular and is celebrated by many people, whether they are Irish or not.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is usually all about having fun, enjoying great food, drinks, and maybe some music, it can be fun to celebrate it with your aging loved one as well. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a little green into the month and enjoying this fun-spirited holiday. Here are four ways both you and your home care assistance caregiver can make it festive.
Even before the holiday begins, it can be a fun time to decorate your loved one’s home for the holiday. You can even ask your home care assistance provider for help with putting up streamers, signs, and shamrocks of all kinds. In addition to having a home care assistance provider help hang up the decorations, your loved one might enjoy having grandkids and other family members over the week before to make the decorations. Many craft stores have kits you can buy to make a St. Patrick’s Day crafting event fairly easy.
Do Some Research
If your loved one has some Irish blood, he might enjoy doing some research on Irish history to celebrate the day. Your home care assistance provider can help him find books at the local library or check through cable channels such as Discovery Channel to see if there are any documentaries on Irish history. There are also some fictional movies based on Irish immigration history that your loved one might enjoy watching in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
Enjoy Irish Food and Drink
There are some delicious Irish dishes your loved one may enjoy on March 17. You can be creative and brave and make them as a team at home. Just prepare a shopping list beforehand so that you have all of the ingredients on hand to make your Irish meal and drinks. If cooking isn’t your thing, you can head out for a fun night of celebrating on the town. Most Irish restaurants and bars will be very busy on St. Patrick’s Day so you’ll want to see if you can get reservations in order to not make your loved one wait too long for his meal. Take-out is always another great option!
Does your loved one have any green clothes? March 17 is the perfect time to pull them out and wear them with pride. On March 17, you can’t wear too much green so go ahead, and have him dress from head to toe in green. You can probably even find some fun buttons, hats, and necklaces at a local store to add some extra pizzazz to his outfit!
However you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, may the luck of the Irish be with you, and may you have loads of fun!
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