The History Of St Patrick's Day
What was once celebrated as a purely Catholic holiday has now grown to become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick who was, and is one of Ireland's most recognized patron saints.
However, over the years the St. Patrick’s Day colors have turned to green and gold. This is because of Saint Patrick who once used a three leaf clover in order to explain the holy trinity to the pagans. Since the lesson was taught with great success, the clover was believed to bring good luck and good fortune.
Educational Activities on St Patrick's Day
In Ireland each year a festival takes place which is known as the St Patrick's Day festival. This festival is rich with native Irish culture, however there are places all over the world which hold festivals and parades as well. These celebrations are are a great way to expand your knowledge of Irish heritage as well as a great way to entertain you entire family.
No matter what you chose to wear, it is especially important to have green in your outfit. While some choose to wear green clothing items, there are others who decide to think outside the box. Some people decide to wear temporary tattoos of clovers, while others don green hairbands, bracelets, and even nail polish.
St Patrick's Day Party Food
One of the most popular Irish
dishes consists of corned beef, cabbage and onions. It is believed to bring good luck and health to those whom consume it on this day. However there are other foods which one can serve as well. Some people make french onion dip and decide to add green food coloring to it in order to keep with the holiday spirit.
When it comes to party decor the Bells of Ireland and shamrocks are a definate must have for any decor. St Patrick’s Day can be a day full of fun with many activities, games and irish surprises. Get the right irish party supplies and start thinking about those irish favors that will be given during the fiesta. Engraved Charm bracelets for the ladies are great as everyone tends to like bracelets, especially those with shamrocks, palms, coins and rainbows. For the men you can provide them with also engraved pens, cuffs or mugs.