Do as the Irish want you to do, and eat, drink and be merry!
For one day a year, everyone is Irish. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s happening on March 17, 2020. For that 24 hours, no matter where you’re from (or your ancestors) you’re as Irish as the emerald isle.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, who is said to have converted the island to Christianity around 400 AD. His history is fascinating, even if it’s sometimes hard to tell the fact from the fiction. He’s said to have used the image of a shamrock to illustrate the holy trinity, and thus win the Irish people’s faith, and to have driven all the snakes out of Ireland. But one thing is for sure, to celebrate his life, people around the world throw amazing parties.
From Dublin to New York, Sydney to Chicago, there are massive parades held in his honour. It’s a day where you wear green and drink Guinness beer and just generally have a great time. Ready to celebrate in Irish style? Read on to find out all the best things to do in Central this St. Patrick’s Day!
Dress for Luck
Don’t know what to wear? Take a note from the 2019 American Music Awards New Artist of the Year – Billie Eilish, who always rocks a green look. You can go high fashion, like her edgy Channel look, or opt for a something a bit edgier, like her neon green oversized tee and beanie. Literally, just check out her Instagram for some #GreenSpo, because she’s always rocking it. We stan a girl who can make slime green look so good.
Still looking for your green outfit to celebrate like an Irish? LKF Square has got you covered! Here is our editor’s pick for March 2020 (read on to get the promotion code):
You may know “HEA” means “Happily Ever After”, do you know it is also a Cantonese Slang? “To HEA” means to be lazy, or unproductive. Which is also a way for people to relax after work. Putting on this green colour “HEA” T-Shirt designed by Hong Kong local fashion brand Dragonmade8. Probably the coolest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hong Kong!
Life is colourful and cheerful, and that’s why Fool’s Day brings these qualities to all the fashion lovers with stylish products which are skillfully designed, manufactured and packaged.
Work hard and play even harder – show your own character on St. Patrick’s Day with these Beer Time Socks!
Grab a Proper Irish Meal
St. Patrick’s Day is a marathon, not a sprint – so make sure to slow down and keep yourself well-fed during all the festivities. McSorley’s Ale House is the perfect place to get your grub, because this Irish pub serves all the classics from the old country. Their McSorley’s All Day Breakfast is the stuff of legends, and is basically guaranteed to keep you running all day long. If you want something really Irish, why not try their decadent Beef & Guinness Stew, with double creamy mash potato.
46 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central; +852 852 2385 5515
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Go on a Pub Crawl
Okay, we admit – there’s more to Irish culture than drinking. But it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you’ve got to have a tipple or two! Why not make your own pub crawl through Lan Kwai Fong, and try to find the most Irish drinks you can? We’re thinking pints of Guinness at Hard Rock Café, an Irish Car Bomb at Geronimo, and a whiskey sour at Stockton, ask them to make it with Irish Teeling Whisky – you get the picture.
Hard Rock Café
LG/F, LKF Tower, 55 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2111 3777
2/F Winner Building, 27-39 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; +852 2833 9951
32 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2565 5268
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Watch an Irish Football Match
Start celebrating early at Rula Live, an Irish owned sports bar in Central. They’re showing Six Nations Rugby throughout February and March, and as luck would have it, the Ireland vs. France match is on just before St. Patrick’s Day. So don that green early, order your Guinness and cheer on the lads to victory! What could be more Irish than that?
58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central; +852 6031 2116
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