St Patricks Day Gifts / February 17, 2019 / Imelda Chang
We wear green and don t know why. We may live in communities that dye their rivers green or present bar patrons with green beer. Restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage amid leprechaun decorations or plastic pots-of-gold. This is a difficult dish to prepare: eat out! School children enjoy cupcakes of any flavor with green icing. Other snacks may be potato chips or potato sticks. Parties for St Patricks Day are sure to be decorated with green and white twisted streamers and four leaf clovers. Paper party goods are the only option for children s parties but some adult dinners feature Irish linen and good china.
Do the Irish celebrate Saint Patrick s Day? Saint Patricks Day is a holiday for the Irish people. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada the United Kingdom Australia the United States and New Zealand it is widely celebrated but is not officially a holiday. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years. Ireland s cities all hold their own parades and festivals. In recent years the celebrations in Dublin have been extended to a week-long event called St Patrick s Festival! Saint Patrick s Day is celebrated worldwide by Irish people and increasingly by non-Irish people (usually in Australia North America and Ireland) as well.
If a big loud and lively celebration of this holiday is to your liking you will have the luck of the Irish on your side if you take a few steps in advance. To keep things relatively simple consider basic appetizers green beer and plenty of green derbies vests and Kiss Me buttons. A local Irish restaurant should be able to help you with the appetizers. Some hearty Irish stew is always a hit too. Do not forget to turn on some traditional Irish folk music and set the tone so your guests can cut a rug and dance a jig. Do expect to welcome up the sun the next day though. This kind of party can turn out to be a bigger hit than you might expect.