5 Best Green Beer Drinking Games For St. Patricks Day

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5 Best Green Beer Drinking Games For St. Patricks Day

Lots and lots of green beer!

St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and with that comes lots of celebration — and green beer!

When I think of St. Patrick's Day, I think of beer, and McDonald's Shamrock Shakes, and everything decorated in green. But for others, it's true tradition.

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St. Patrick's Day is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture usually celebrated on March 17. The day is celebrated to remember Saint Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. 

So why does everyone wear green on St. Paddy's Day?

Wearing green and decorating with green and leprechaun things is a tradition that goes all the way back to the 17th century when the Irish people wore green ribbons and shamrocks, a St. Patrick's day symbol. Pinching people who don't wear green on St. Paddy's day is a "friendly reminder" for the Irish that the leprechauns could sneak up on them at any time.

Ever since the 17th century, celebrations for the Irish holiday involve public parades and festivals all over the world. And — fun fact — St. Patrick's Day is a feast day, a break from Lent in which adherents are allowed to temporarily abandon rigorous fasting by indulging in the forbidden. Since people often give up alcohol during Lent, the copious consumption of alcohol is seen as an integral part of St. Patrick's day.

Green beer is a signature part of St. Patrick's Day and is consumed in generous amounts. But people don't just drink to drink! They are partying, celebrating the luck of theIrishh, and what better way to celebrate the holiday with some drinking games?

1. Irish poker

All you need is a deck of cards, a group of friends, and lots and lots of beer. Players have to guess which color the card they’re about to turn is, red or black, if they’re wrong, they drink. Just keep playing till you decide to declare a winner. Pretty simple and fun for a large group of people to all do together.

2. St. Patrick Says

Pretty much exactly like the children's game but with green beer. Players have to do as "St. Patrick" says and whoever does or says the wrong thing at the wrong time has to take a drink. The crazier the task, the better!

3. Blarney's Beer Pong

Who doesn't love beer pong? It's a classic game and is this version is pretty much the same except, of course, with green beer. All you need is a long table, plastic cups, ping pong balls, and beer (duh!).

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4. Adult Drinking Dice

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These aren't your typical dice. The special St. Paddy's dice is part of a fun drinking game for the adventurous adults who don't mind getting a little crazy! These dice are designed to get you to complete certain tasks depending on what you roll. Be sure to have lots of beer around for this game!

5. Shot Potato

Most remember hot potato from their childhood. Well, this version is a little different. All you need is a potato, shot glasses, Irish tunes, and Guinness beer. You and your friends sit in a circle with your shot glass and one person in the middle with the potato. The center person tosses the potato to someone in the circle, while the music begins playing, but when it stops, the person holding the potato must take a shot. The game ends when only one person is left in the circle.

All of these games sound like a lot of fun! But just remember to have fun this St. Patrick's day and always drink responsibly.

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