Boston Pizza staff Daniela Miller

St. Patrick’s Day gives Smithers a tinge of green

Smithers residents are among Canadians across the nation celebrating St. Patrick's Day today.

Flashes of green can be seen around Smithers today as the town joins international celebrations of Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day.

Local bars and hotels are joining in the festivities, paying tribute to the Emerald Isle and the patron saint with green drinks, Guinness stew and Irish music.

Boston Pizza supervisor Daniela Miller said she planned to celebrate her Irish heritage after she finished her shift pulling green beers today.

She said her family had always dressed up for the holiday.

“If you weren’t wearing green you got pinched,” she said.

“Now it’s more or less, ‘let’s wear green and go out for a beer and hang out with friends or family,’ ” she said.

She has never been to Ireland but hopes to travel there in the future.

The Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar and Boston Pizza both have St. Patricks Day specials tonight, while the Hill Top Inn is holding a live music bash starting at 8 p.m.

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