Though it started off as a religious holiday in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is now celebrated by many, making it one of the more costly holidays of the year. Both the Irish and non-Irish, head out to enjoy a day of parades, parties, lots of green and for a chance to capture the mythical leprechaun. With so many people gathering to enjoy the festivities, the risk of something happening increases tremendously on St. Patrick’s Day.
Those heading out for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations tend to spend more money on food and alcoholic drinks than they normally would on any other given day. Increase your chances of arriving safe by selecting a designated driver, staying home to drink or paying for a limo or taxi.
Parades tend to pack a lot of people into a small space and many people are so focused on the parade, they are unaware of anything going on around them. Keep your personal belongings close to you and do not let kids wander off from where you are watching the parade.
Other St. Patrick’s Day safety tips include:
- Have a designated way home
- Eat plenty and stay hydrated
- Drive defensively and be extra cautious
By following a few simple safety rules, you increase your chances of having a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.