St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Colorado is not typically the place people associate with the celebration of all things Irish. However, people around the state are happy to honor Irish culture and heritage. An inclusive holiday, many people celebrate St. Patrick's Day regardless of their personal ancestry. Over 32 million people in the U.S. are of Irish descent, and many Coloradoans have Irish ancestry.
Colorado knows how to celebrate the Irish
According to WalletHub.com, Fort Collins, Colorado, is among the best places in the country to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. WalletHub ranked the northern Colorado city as the 7th best place to celebrate on March 17. Denver isn't too bad either, coming in at 25th. Colorado Springs is 45th. WalletHub ranked cities on a variety of factors, including cost, traditions and safety. Chicago and Boston came in first and second, unsurprisingly.
Have fun and be careful
It doesn't hurt the celebration that St. Patrick's Day is also one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to plan for a safe ride. Whether you choose public transportation, a taxi, ridesharing service or sober driver, there is no excuse to drink and drive on St. Patrick's Day.
You know you'll be drinking, so . . .
There's nothing wrong with a little green beer to go with your corned beef while you watch or participate in a parade. But since you know you may have something to drink, plan beforehand on how to get a ride home.
Kiss the sober cab along with the Irish
St. Patrick's Day is a wonderful holiday, whether you choose to drink or not. We hope you have fun, and please be careful. As with all holidays, a little planning beforehand goes a long way toward making the holiday fun and safe for everyone. As you celebrate the Irish, don't forget to show a little appreciation for sober drivers.