St. Patrick's Day Food & Craft Ideas
St Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th worldwide. This day is said to celebrate the introduction of Christianity to Ireland by Saint Patrick the British Missionary. The holiday is also considered the official Christian feast day and everyone in Ireland takes the day off work. March 17th is also the date St. Patrick passed away. Celebrating involves wearing green which is the traditional Irish color that symbolizes the beginning of Spring and other traditions include making corned beef and cabbage or drinking green beverages and food. This holiday is especially fun for young children as the symbols of St. Patty's Day include things like rainbows, leprechauns and shamrocks. Here are some fun ideas to share with the entire family this St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy!
Colorful St. Patrick's Day Themed Recipes
The holiday of Saint Patrick is associated with mythical figures such as the leprechaun and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Rainbows are formed when drops of rain combine with sunlight causing a prism of colors in the sky. Some people believed that Irish people were lucky and if you caught a leprechaun he would lead you to his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow where you'd receive good fortune. Leprechauns were named after an Irish meaning for shoemaker because shoemakers in the past were characterized as loners who stashed their fortune.
Leprechauns, Rainbows and Gold OH MY!
On St Patrick's Day people traditionally wear green or flaunt around decorated in shamrocks. Saint Patrick was said to use the three leaved plant to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people. The tradition goes that if you do not wear green then you are unlucky and might be pinched so remember to pull your favorite green wardrobe pieces out of the closet this Saturday and get into the celebration spirit.