St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17. Every year people wear green either as a sign of good luck or, how the tradition goes around, if you don’t wear green you’ll get pinched for sure. But have you ever wondered why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Or why I have to wear the green outfit?

About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day falls during the Christian season of Lent in which Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate later in the afternoon. The traditional ingestion of meat was abandoned and so people would dance, drink, and feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

Who is St. Patrick?

Saint Patrick (also known as Maewyn Succat) lived during the fifth century, born in Roman Britain. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave. Later, he escaped and returned back to Ireland. He brought Christianity to its people. It is believed that St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. The myth that was going around about his life had caught the attention of Irish culture. It could be possible that the widely known legend of Patrick is he taught the Holy Trinity which we all know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit –  in which he used the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.

The First St. Patrick’s Day celebrated when?

The very first parade for St. Patrick’s Day occurred not in Ireland, you would think that because this celebration originated in Ireland and it’s Irish, but as a matter of fact, it actually took place in America – shocking right? On March 17, 1601 a parade was held for St. Patrick’s day in St. Augustine, Florida!

Lentil Stew

The Lentil stew originated in the Middle East. This stew is mainly based on lentils it could include vegetables like winter squash and spinach. With a side of bread or meat it could include both. The stew can use brown, red, yellow, green or black lentils.

Irish Nachos

Irish nachos are thinly sliced potatoes, crispy bacon, melted cheese and then you can put all of your favorite toppings on top and enjoy.

Make sure to wear green!