Feeling the Irish Luck? It’s St Patrick’s Day!

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You’ll know it’s St, Patrick’s Day when there’s green everywhere!

While St Patrick’s Day is a popular festival, sometimes we wonder: where did these traditions come from? How do people celebrate it today?

If you’re feeling curious, look no further. We’re here to share some fun trivia and tidbits about this holiday! Read on to learn more!

What is St Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th every year. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, who is said to have brought Christianity to the country in the 5th century.

Originally celebrated by Irish people around the world, the holiday has turned into a popular holiday for people of all backgrounds. People celebrate their Irish heritage, even if they don’t have a direct connection to Ireland.

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When was the first St Patrick’s Day celebrated?

While people in Ireland had celebrated the holiday since around the 9th or 10th century, the tradition of a St. Patrick’s Day parade began in America.

The first parade took place in Boston in 1737. Since then, the holiday has become a widely celebrated event in the United States and around the world. 

One of the most famous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations takes place in New York City. Held annually since 1762, the celebration is one of the largest in the world. Every year, hundreds and thousands of visitors and participants flock to the Big Apple that day!

What can you do to celebrate?

There are many ways to do so! Here are some popular ways to join in the fun:


Many cities in the world hold parades, complete with marching bands, floats, and colorful costumes.

Wearing green

People are encouraged to wear green, as it is the color traditionally associated with Ireland.

Food and Drink

From corned beef and cabbage to Guinness stout, this holiday is a great excuse to enjoy some traditional Irish fare.

Irish Music

Traditional Irish music, including folk songs and reels, is a staple of celebrations.

Cultural Activities

Many communities host festivals, complete with live performances, dancing, and games.

Want something more?

Want to enjoy some delicious drinks for the occasion?
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Check out our recipes for some inspiration!

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