Celebrate St. Paddy's Day Like the Irish

March 16, 2018
Updated 7mo ago

On St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S., they say everyone is Irish.

But they might not be celebrating the holiday like they would across the pond, according to the co-founder of New York City’s Dead Rabbit bar and restaurant.

“Over here, it’s more of a ‘let’s get drunk’ fest, and people dress up like it’s Halloween,” Sean Muldoon told Cheddar. “In Ireland, you do wear green, but it’s treated like Thanksgiving. It’s treated respectably.”

Muldoon had a few tips for those looking to celebrate more “traditionally” this weekend.

“It is an all-day affair. It starts very early and it finishes late,” he said. “Pace yourself, drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of food.”

His Dead Rabbit co-founder Jack McGarry also wants to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself by making a rookie mistake.

“Irish people spell St. Patrick’s with two d’s, not two t’s,” he said. “We’re not celebrating burgers.”