St. Patrick's Day

By: Jolie Wiener

March 15, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is every March 17th! It’s known for all things green and lucky - parades, clovers, rainbows and so much more. Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day actually started out as a religious holiday? Overtime, it has become a celebration of the Irish culture! Since around the ninth or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland but in America! Best part of the day? It’s acceptable to drink green beer. Not only that, but there are specific foods this holiday is known for! These include - Cabbage, Colcannon, Irish Soda Bread, Shepherd's Pie and Corned Beef. Sounds like quite the feast, doesn’t it?! A few fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day you might not know:

  • The Real St. Patrick Was Born in Britain. 
  • The holiday is grounded in history that dates back more than 1,500 years.
  • The Leprechaun is commonly associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The original Irish name for these figures of folklore is “lobaircin,” meaning “small-bodied fellow.”
  • You are allowed to get pinched if you aren’t wearing green! 

Enjoy a safe and socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

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