Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Wearing Green

Saturday, March 16, 2019

It is time to break out everything green since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner on March 17th. Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was a Catholic holiday that celebrated Ireland ’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Eventually, the holiday became a feast day, which is now celebrated around the world. In the United States , the holiday is celebrated by the Irish and Non-Irish alike. Houses are decorated with shamrocks and leprechauns, and the party stores are filled with green paper cups and plates as everyone prepares for food and drink on this special day. While St. Patrick’s Day is a popular drinking holiday for many, others celebrate with Irish foods, including soda breads, stews and corned beef. Cities across the country celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” by dyeing their rivers green or holding parades in their main streets. It is a holiday to be celebrated by the young and old as we all can enjoy the easy-go-lucky feel of this fantastic feast day.

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