St. Patrick’s Day Info, Plus Irish Comfort Food If You Stay In
Chances are, if you’re living a travel nurse lifestyle, you feel pretty lucky already—but there’s the luck o’ the Irish to add to your good fortune this weekend, as you head into the city and discover its charms on St. Patrick’s Day. With nursing and therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. states, members of 50 States Staffing are sure to be close to their pick in parades, parties and other Emerald Isle events—so put on your green and get ready to enjoy yourself. We’ve also got a few ideas on celebrating a cozy St. Pat’s at home!
Attention New York, Boston and New Orleans travel nurses: This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday, so the largest parades in the country (the ones on this list!) are all on Saturday, March 16th!
- Big Apple: If New York nurses can get anywhere near St. Patrick’s cathedral this Saturday around 11am, they’ll be able to see the parade make its way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where it finishes around 5.
- Bean Town: Sponsored by the Allied War Veteran’s Council and concentrated in the part of Boston made famous by its “Southie Hangouts”, this is something Massachusetts nurses won’t want to miss—but if they can’t get there, take heart. It’s on national TV!
- Big Easy: Most of New Orleans’ block parties and big parades are on Saturday, but for late-comers, there’s the Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie on March 24th.
- Philly: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has one of the largest Irish-American populations in the U.S., and already held its legendary parade on March 10th, but an encore performance will be broadcast on TV this Sunday.
While these are the biggies, there’s SO MUCH fun to be had in lots of other favorite travel nurse destinations. Just click on this link to see St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events for 2013 in all 50 U.S. states!
Staying in? Every Travel Nurse Could Use a Little Irish Comfort Food to Soothe the Soul
It’s a perfect night for healthy recipes with Irish flair. Check in at Healthy Careers to learn how to whip up a fresh loaf of Irish Brown Soda Bread that creates an amazing sandwich, when followed up with the recipe for Irish Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce. Since you have to have buttermilk on hand to bake the bread—a simple recipe that requires no kneading—you may as well add it to your Irish Steel Cut Oats for a traditional Irish porridge; this Ireland made oatmeal is purportedly the best in the world and available at virtually every grocer! Irish coffee, Irish tea. Kiss me, I’m Irish. It’s a fun refrain for this colorful holiday, and one that 50 States Staffing hopes is full of joy for you!