It is understandable that we frequently link St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the 19+ population given the prevalence of Guinness, green beer, and Irish bars. While there is no shortage of THAT kind of entertainment in Halifax, there is also a ton of family-friendly event you can do with your kids! The top family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events taking place in HRM are included in Family Fun Halifax’s list of ways to celebrate the occasion with kids at home.
Attend a local event
Please come watch the Daiga Irish Dancers perform on St. Patrick’s Day at Halifax Central Library this March 17 at 5:00 pm! Experience Irish dance in a range of genres, abilities, and ages. You will be amazed and energized by these performances.
On the same day at 6:00 pm, you are cordially invited to attend the Saint Patrick’s Day dinner by the Charity Irish Society at the Cedar Events Centre ,111 Clayton Park Drive. There will then be a reception with piano and Irish dance.
Celebrate at home
You and your family can have an Irish Music Dance Party while listening to one of the several Irish music playlists available on Spotify and YouTube. Watch videos of Irish dance to learn some new moves you may practice at home.
You can also spare some quality time to get crafting! Get the construction paper and safety scissors out and exercise your imagination. Invite children to play with googly eyes, tissue paper, ribbons, beads, and any other craft supplies you may have laying around the house. Consider shamrocks, pots of gold, and leprechauns.
Are you uncertain about what to make for dinner? Why not cook an Irish dish to stay on theme? There are numerous traditional Irish dishes that the entire family will enjoy, like soda bread, Irish stew, and corn beef hash.
On St. Patrick’s Day, it is customary to wear nothing but green, but why? Leprechauns. Wear green to avoid being pinched. According to Irish tradition, wearing green renders you invisible to leprechauns, who enjoy pinching everyone they can catch.
Grab the green food coloring out and enjoy yourself. Pour a splash of milk or any clear carbonated beverage into a glass. Create a nutritious green smoothie, or find a recipe for a green punch. You can create green pancakes or Rice Krispie treats if dessert is more your style. Maybe whip up some vanilla ice cream in the shape of a marble slab by adding a few drops of food coloring, or just stick with mint chocolate chip.
More activities for your family this St. Patrick’s Day at https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/st-patricks-day/
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