Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has become an American tradition filled with parades, parties, and wearing green lest you get pinched! Leprechaun “sightings” add to the fun of it all as traps are set and mysterious signs are left around the house for kids to ponder! Though St. Patrick’s Day offers a day full of fun here in America, its roots are in Ireland and well over 1000 years old. History.com tells us,
“The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.”
Therefore, St. Patrick’s Day has also become a day for people to throw caution to the wind (as well as Lenten fasts) and spend the day with friends having a good time.
If staying home and celebrating is more up your alley, we found a few great ways to celebrate the big day! Disney FamilyFun has an easy “Try-On Leprechaun” craft for kids. With just a slice of a green pepper and a simple recipe, you can make adorable “Shamrock Toasties.” “Follow fun all the way to a faux pot of gold” with this St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt!
We wish you the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day weekend! And if you need a little extra luck in hand, we always have our Lucky Horseshoes available for you to place in your home or to give to someone who needs it!
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