Posts Tagged ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Irish Cooking

Half the fun of holidays is how you celebrate them together as a family. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday that doesn’t have a set agenda you have to follow with how the day is celebrated. From dressing in green to decking the house out with shamrocks, there is no wrong way to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick.

St. Patrick was a fifth-century missionary in Ireland who for most of his life, worked to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Most stories about the day claim Patrick was responsible for driving the snakes from Ireland when in fact Ireland never had a snake problem – the snakes were allegory for the druid worshiping celts. Green clothing, or the wearing of the green, stems from how St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish in 1727. Images of the Saint are often depicted with a cross in one hand, and shamrocks in the other.

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5 Ways to Make St. Patrick’s Day Special for Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are Irish or not, it is still a fun holiday to celebrate! There are so many fun ways to make this day special for your kids that, best of all, don’t include gifts, like most holidays do! Spend this day wearing green and celebrating the luck of the Irish with these five fun ideas for making this day special for you and your kids.

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Shamrock Yarn Wreath

Whether you are Irish or not, chances are you love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! This fun holiday is all about green, being lucky and looking for leprechauns. If you love all the fun customs that come with St. Patrick’s Day, why not add some of this fun and whimsy to your decor? This simple-to-make Shamrock Yarn Wreath, with it’s green and white yarn stripes and beautiful felt shamrocks, will be just what your front door needs to add a little extra luck to your house.

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