Hey everyone, I just wanted to say I hope you all had an amazing St. Patrick’s Day!
Irish or not, we can all celebrate right?!
Did you make Corned Beef and Cabbage today?! If you made my recipe, send me a picture I would love to see it!!
For my sons lunchbox today I made a cute green St Pat’s Day themed lunch.. he ate every bite (as usual) Check it out!
I myself indulged in a green bagel.. because I mean, bagels.. carbs.. HELLO!
Plus green is my favorite color and today is the only day I can have one and people won’t think I am just eating a bagel that I found behind my couch.. 😉
We know we should wear green and drink Guinness and eat corned beef, but do you know any of the history of this day?!
The Origins of St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the Roman Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland… Saint Patrick. He was responsible for bringing the Catholic religion to Irish churches. He was kidnapped at the age of 16 from Britain and taken to Ireland to work as a slave, it was a blessing in disguise as this is when he found religion. Once he escaped, he found God and became a priest.
St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 (aka 1,555 years ago.. my how time flies) which is why we celebrate on the 17th of March to honor his death, but did you know that he wasn’t even Irish!? Nope! Apparently he was Italian!
The shamrock tradition comes from St Patrick using a shamrock to explain the holy trinity to the churches in Ireland.
Wearing green and all of the green pandemonium is a bit of a tough one to explain, as the original color for St. Patrick was BLUE! However, there is a green stripe in Ireland’s flag and it is referred to as the Emerald Isle.. So Green took over! Which is fine with me, as I said.. it is my favorite color!
There you have it a little history lesson along with some on my dishes for today!
How was your holiday?!