Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
The day for the lucky! The day of leprechauns and pots of gold. The day of corned beef and cabbage and let’s not forget green beer!
This day is celebrated for the Catholic Saint Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland and on of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in the year 387 and died on March 17, 461. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.
Saint Patrick’s day is a day for traditions and fun! People do many different things to make this holiday one of the funnest days of the year.
Every year, the city of Chicago turns its river green as part of their festivities to celebrate. This year was the 51st year of doing this tradition and the recipe for the dye is a big secret!
Wearing green is a big tradition! It is a must if you don’t want to get pinched.
All over there are parades and parties. Salt Lake City held their parade yesterday and it has lots of families, schools and businesses participate every year. And we can’t forget food traditions! Green beer is a big tradition around the world. There are people who brew a special green beer just for the day. Corned beef and cabbage is one of the biggest traditional foods that is made. And people turn their food green. Green milk, eggs, pancakes, etc. could been seen all over Facebook this morning. Even I made green chocolate chip waffles!
And what about those pesky leprechauns? They show up making a mess of things all over. They have been know turn over furniture, leave green foot prints all around, green glitter can be found in the wake, among other things. But if your lucky enough to catch one, you will be lead to the end of the rainbow and to a pot of gold.
So enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day and be safe no matter how you celebrate. We are going to have homemade Pizza ~ that’s how Italian’s celebrate Saint Patty’s Day