HOW TO DECORATE FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
GREEN is the color most closely associated with St. Patrick’s day; as it relates to the lush green rolling hills of Ireland, the Emerald Isle. GOLD is used to widely in connection to mythic folklore of finding a leprechaun’s pot of gold. ORANGE is commonly used in celebration as it’s one of the three colors of the Irish flag; Green, White and Orange. It also represents the red hair of the Irish people.
Below are some symbols synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and their significance in Irish Folklore.
Why are Shamrocks and 3 Leaf Clovers associated with St. Patrick's Day?
It’s rumored that St. Patrick used Shamarocks; more commonly known as Three Leaved Clovers as a symbol of the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
LEPRECHAUNS, RAINBOWS & POTS OF GOLD
Why are pots of gold associated with St. Patrick's Day?
Irish Folklore has it that Leprechauns were mischievous and tricky little elf like creatures that cobbled shoes for fairies. Fairies paid the Leprechauns with gold coins which they kept in a large pot at the end of the rainbow! As we all know a rainbow has no end, the only “real” way get rich is to catch a leprechaun so it can lead you to it’s pot of gold!
WHAT TO EAT ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY
As St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture, here are a few popular Irish staples and fun colorful treats.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DRINK MENU IDEAS
The tradition of drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day is rumored to have started in New York City. With a large migration of Irish to NY after the potato famine in the mid 1800’s, the number of spectators of for NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade grew dramatically. Nostalgic for home, the Irish spectators gathered at the pub after the parade and the tradition of the drinking holiday was set in motion!
WHAT ARE THE BEST BEERS FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY?
ICONIC IRISH BEERS IN AGE ORDER:
St. Patrick's Day (Kid Friendly) Mocktails
For Adults 21+, add one serving of an alcoholic beverage to turn these recipes into cocktails!
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
GREAT ST. PATRICK'S DAY MUSIC PLAYLISTS
Enjoy these perfect playlists as background music throughout the day, or for your St. Patrick's day party or dinner!
ST. PATRICK'S DAY MOVIE WATCHLIST
WHAT TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY
HOW TO DRESS FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Why do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
While many people wear green to represent the natural green beauty of Ireland, folklore also rumors that wearing green will make your invisible to leprechauns therefore making it easier to sneak up and catch them so that they can bring you to their pot of gold!
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY FAVORS
Happy St. Paddy's Day!
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