Luck of the Irish
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Are you wearing your green and busy making a menu of all the different ways you can add green to your dinner tonight? You know Luck of the Irish and all that goes with it! I’m sure that’s what my kids are doing. My daughter goes all out and has a lot of fun with it. When our kids were at home so did I. Although a classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, corned beef and cabbage, our all time favorite was to have Reuben Loaf. It’s a delightful and tasty way to have corn beef and cabbage. For dessert we will have my Double Chocolate Mint Brownies and to back up, for breakfast we will have a Shamrock Smoothie.
We have always celebrated March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day. So I decided to researched why? I was disappointed that all people wanted to do was burst my bubble. So here is the nice way to explain why we celebrate this fun day and how it got started.
Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. He is known as the “Apostle of Ireland”. March 17th is believed to be the day Saint Patrick died, so that’s the day we celebrate.
St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday in Ireland but became a celebratory affair because of Irish Americans who wanted to celebrating Irish-American identity. New York City hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1762 and by the mid-19th century parades were very common. The reason we have corn beef and cabbage is because the Irish Americans were mostly poor. The most affordable meat available was corned beef and cabbage was a spring vegetable and was cheaper than potatoes. It’s just like other holiday’s, it’s to honor our hertiage and ancestor’s. Even if you’re not Irish, it’s always fun to celebrate your friends. So let’s all be Irish for one day or at least celebrate their importance and history.
To learn a little trivia about Ireland you can check out my Ireland Trivia.
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