Celebrations o’plenty for St. Patrick’s Day across NH
What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international phenomenon celebrating Irish culture with parades, shamrocks, food, drinking and lots of green.
The Shaskeen opens at 5:30 a.m. today, and will pour its first pint at 6 a.m. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m., with music starting at noon. Acts like Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and friends, Demijohn Music Clan, Aldous Collins Band, and Bruce Jacques are scheduled to perform.
Today’s forecast calls for highs in the mid-20s, meaning the remaining snowcover won’t disappear any time soon.
The white stuff could have owners of five New Hampshire ski areas seeing green — and skiers saving some — thanks to St. Patrick’s Day deals of $17 for a day of skiing and riding.
Ragged Mountain in Danbury is offering the discounted price if you purchase a ticket in advance through its website, www.raggedmtn.com.
The New Hampshire state police recommend the following steps to help ensure a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day:
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
• If you know people who are about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
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