Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Paddy's Day!



A holiday that everyone can get behind- the Irish and the Irish at Heart- St. Patrick's Day! I hope that you are all wearing green, have a green beer in the works for this evening, and find a lil pot o' gold along the way.

As a kid, St. Paddy's day was always marked with green pancakes. From when we were little (to when we were headed to college) my mom would make pancakes every St. Paddy's day morning and a leprechaun always managed to sneak some green food coloring into the batter. I am proud to say that I now carry on the family lie tradition in our home. As a high school student, we just so happened to be on family vacation in Ireland over the holiday and... pretty much no one other than drunk Americans were celebrating the day. However while in college at the University of Notre Dame,  it was basically a high holiday. This year I will be settling for wearing some green to work and hitting up the rodeo afterwards (brisket is kinda like corned beef?).

Some quick St. Paddy's Day Facts:

  • St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland who lived during the 5th century, but he was actually born in Britain. He was kidnapped  when he was 16 and brought to Ireland.
  • Legend holds that St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity with a clover- one leaf for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • For most of the 20th century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17.
  • A 2012 estimate pegged the total amount spent on beer for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations at $245 million.
  • Erin go Bragh actually comes from  Irish Éirinn go Brách, which means roughly “Ireland Forever.”
Hope that you're all wearing green and drinking an Irish brew tonight! 
Sláinte!
-S

5 comments:

  1. I can totally get behind this green pancake idea! I like it.

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  2. I had no idea about all these facts - so fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I had a green bagel for breakfast :) Happy St Paddy's Day!

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  4. Any of these songs at the rodeo tonight?
    http://www.ibtimes.com/st-patricks-day-playlist-2016-17-irish-themed-songs-celebrate-holiday-2336315

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  5. I love that you have been celebrating St Patrick's Day all your life! And how cool that you were in Ireland for it one year! I'd love to hear more about how Ireland celebrates the holiday!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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