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Cheers to Upcoming St. Patty’s Day! (March 17, 2012)


Everyone can enjoy this delightful holiday as we make our way into Spring! Whether you enjoy a fun night at home with green themed treats and drinks or prefer to hit the pub, there is certainly something fun for everyone!

Here’s some of my favorite ways to celebrate:

  • Make green themed everything! From my bright green shirt to drinks, dinner, and dessert, I absolutely LOVE to make it pop! Enjoy this four-leaf clovered holiday with lots of bright green decor or hey, at least some drinks!
  • Go traditional Irish! Corn beef, cabbage and , of course potatoes with some ale is what Irish Americans (like myself!) love to make on this holiday, but there are tons of traditional Irish recipes to indulge in on March 17th such as Shepherd’s Pie, Dublin Coddle, or delicious Barm Brack bread.
  • Have a pint! Everyone knows a big part of St. Patrick’s Day is drinking so, if you’re 21 or older, feel free to throw bag a pint or two with friends at your local pub! Indulge in drinking games or ale tastings as you please, but remember never to drink and drive! Call in that super sober D.D. of yours or a cab!


Some Things You May Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day:

  • Shamrocks are considered sacred in Celtic tradition as they symbolize rebirth in Spring. Nowadays, it’s simply a sign of Irish pride and nationalism or a fun way to show of your greens on this holiday!
  • Corn beef and cabbage has long been a popular Irish American meal. It was originally Irish bacon and cabbage in Ireland, but Irish American immigrants substituted the bacon for corn beef in order to save money.
  • Leprecauns have nothing to do with this holiday other than in U.S.A .where it gained popularity through Walt Disney’s film “Darby O’Gill & the Little People.” Leprecauns do, in fact, have a place in Celtic folklore as being cranky souls who repair shoes of fairies, but really no concrete place in this holiday other than in the U.S.

Whatever you decide to do, remember to enjoy yourself, be safe & wear green!

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