Americans mostly regard St. Patrick’s Day as a party holiday – specifically, a drinking holiday. But the greenery, clover symbols, and significance of the holiday means Mary Jane suits St. Patty’s day just fine. Here’s what to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Ypsilanti, MI in 2021 for those who want to celebrate with cannabis.
St. Patrick’s Day History
The history of St. Patrick’s Day is rife with rumors and symbiology. But we do know a few things for certain. St. Patrick was a real person, and he was not Irish. Born to a wealthy Roman family in 4th century Britain, Patrick was kidnapped at age 16 and served as a slave in Ireland for about 10 years before escaping back to Britain.
He later went back to Ireland determined to transform Ireland into a Christian society. What happened next is the stuff of myth and legend, but we do know that modern Ireland has a large Catholic population and the druids are largely gone.
Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
When Irish immigrants first emigrated to the United States, they faced bitter, widespread discrimination. Homesick and lonely in a foreign land, they banded together in small communities made up primarily of Irish folk.
Over time, those communities grew, and the American public became more accepting of the hard-working and determined Irish immigrants. By the mid-1900s, cities with large Irish populations, like Chicago, Boston, and New York, were holding huge parades and block parties to celebrate their Irish ancestry. Today, with an estimated 70 million Americans who claim Irish heritage, modern St. Paddy’s Day festivities celebrate that hybrid Irish/American heritage.
What To Do On St. Patrick’s Day In Ypsilanti
With community events either shut down or going virtual in 2021, we think it’s the perfect year to start some new St. Paddy’s Day traditions. Here are some ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ypsilanti, MI in 2021.
Virtual Happy Hour
Zoom happy hours have been a thing for the past year, and there’s no reason to stop just yet. It’s a great way to connect with long-distance friends you normally wouldn’t be able to celebrate St. Paddy’s with. Plus, you can put up a cool green or Irish-themed virtual background and make believe you’re all somewhere else.
Have A Bubble Party
If you have a group of co-workers, family, and/or close friends you’ve been hanging out with regularly, e.g. your “ group bubble,” why not throw a small party? Toss in some goodies to make it extra-special. Quick and inexpensive party favors include:
Make It A Meal
Whether your Irish meal of choice is corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, or the perfect Reuben sandwich, make it more festive by dosing it with a little THC. Get some easy recipe ideas, visit your local grocer for meal ingredients, then add a few drops of your favorite THC tincture or oil while cooking for added herbaliciousness. Make sure you know your tolerance level and go easy to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Remember, you can always add more or take a puff to enhance the effects.
St. Patrick’s Day 2021 is different from any other St. Paddy’s Day we’ve known. Despite the parade cancellations and lack of pub crawls, we can all still have tons of fun when we get creative. Whatever you end up doing on St. Paddy’s Day this year, find all your marijuana party needs at The Patient Station.
Wishing you a safe and happy St. Paddy’s Day 2021 from The Patient Station!
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