Thursday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day also known traditionally as the feast day of St. Patrick!
History tells that St. Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. Upon his escape, he worked to convert the people of Ireland to Christianity. With that came many legends of the things he did such as driving snakes out of the country and being known for using the shamrock to represent the Holy Trinity which is how it became incorporated into the holiday we celebrate today.
How did the holiday become the widely celebrated event it is today? Cities around the world with large numbers of Irish immigrants began celebrating the holiday with elaborate parades and decorations. The first New York City St. Patrick's Day parade was held in 1762 and has been a tradition ever since and today cities all over the country and the world have their own huge celebrations.
Of course with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day comes lots of delicious dishes to enjoy! Here are some recipes that will allow you to taste the luck of the Irish!
It's going to be a full day of potatoes so you might as well start it off with them! This potato scones recipe only uses 4 ingredients and perfectly pairs with your breakfast entree.
This recipe is a classic must-have on St. Patrick's Day. Irish Soda Bread is quick and easy to make and perfect with Irish coffee!
What is St. Patrick's Day without corned beef and cabbage? This recipe tells you how to make it perfectly at home in your slow cooker.
Hopefully, you saved room for dessert after your corned beef and cabbage because these green Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect treat for all ages!
St. Patrick's Day is a significant holiday for those of Irish descent but fun for everyone to celebrate!
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